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As Seen in the Fort Myers News-Press: Cape Coral surgeon develops better bra for after mastectomy

The Fort Myers News-Press ran a story about local breast surgeon Dr. Lea Blackwell creating a new bra for breast cancer patients after surgery. Below is the story.

By: Michael Braun

Ilona Martin credits a newly patented bra, the brainchild of Cape Coral surgeon Dr. Lea Blackwell, for making her recovery from breast cancer and a double mastectomy bearable.

Martin, 61, learned she again had breast cancer in 2013. This was her third bout with the disease, and she remembered from her first surgery in 2001 how the bra she received after surgery made it hard to move.

“It took two people to put it on,” she said. “That’s archaic.”

Blackwell, 40, said the idea for the new bra came after hearing her patients complain about the compression style garments they must wear after breast surgeries.

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Venice-Ocala Heart Institute Fittest Physician Contest Featured in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune

The Sarasota Herald-Tribune published a story about The Venice-Ocala Heart Institute hosting the inaugural “Fittest Physician Contest” during the annual Manatee/Sarasota Heart Walk, which raises money for the American Heart Association. The competition is planned for 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20 at the southeastern area of Payne Park.

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Featured on KPVM: Dr. Brian Lawenda Discusses Integrative Oncology with Veterans

KPVM in Pahrump, Nevada joined 21st Century Oncology’s Dr. Brian Lawenda as he discussed Integrative Oncology with Veterans.

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As Seen in the Scottsdale Independent: Dr. Steven Finkelstein Appointed Editor-in-Chief

The Scottsdale Independent ran a story featuring an announcement by 21st Century Oncology that Dr. Steven Finkelstein has been appointed as editor-in-chief of the Journal, Contemporary Radiation Oncology.

The journal is a publication of OncLive, a comprehensive online resource that provides oncology professionals with the resources and information they need to provide the best patient care, according to a press release.

Read the full story here. 

As Seen in The News-Press: Physician Joins Florida Gynecologic Oncology

The Fort Myers News-Press published a story about Dr. Samith Sandadi, a Board Certified Gynecologic Oncologist joining Florida Gynecological Oncology.

Florida Gynecologic Oncology provides care to women with complex gynecologic problems and suspected diagnosed cancers of the female reproductive tract.

Learn more about Dr. Sandadi here.

Featured in Becker’s Spine Review: Dr. Tien Le joins Tampa Bay Neurosurgery and Spine Specialists

Dr. Tien Le with Tampa Bay Neurosurgery and Spine Specialists was recently featured in Becker’s Spine Review. Dr. Le specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery and neurosurgery.  Read the full story in Becker’s Spine Review here.

As Seen in the Ahwatukee Foothills News: 21st Century Oncology of Arizona Adds New Medical Director

Ajay Bhatnagar, M.D., MBA, a board-certified radiation oncologist, has been named medical director for 21st Century Oncology’s cancer treatment centers in Arizona, and The Ahwatukee Foothills News featured the story.

Dr. Bhatnagar will oversee medical operations at 21st Century Oncology’s locations in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Sun City, Sun City West and Casa Grande.

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As Seen in the Asheville Citizen Times: Women’s Cancer Center Opens Second Location

New Horizons Women’s Cancer Care has opened a second location in Hendersonville, N.C. New Horizons Women’s Cancer Care and their providers, Dr. Nathan Williams, Dr. Shawna Phelps, and Nicole Crane, M.S.N., Nurse Practitioner, specialize in gynecologic and breast cancer treatment, offering state-of-the-art cancer care with a positive approach.

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