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WFLA Features New Prostate Cancer Technology with Dr. John Sylvester

Dr. John Sylvester with 21st Century Oncology was heavily involved in clinical trials for a new prostate cancer spacer. He spoke with WFLA to introduce the new technology to the local community.

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Las Vegas Review-Journal Shares Woman’s Cancer Journey with 21st Century Oncology

21st Century Oncology helps local valley mother schedule and receive radiation therapy after her chemotherapy. The Las Vegas Review-Journal shared her story of how cancer actually saved her life.

Caught in time: Breast cancer diagnosis disguised blessing for valley mom

By JAN HOGAN

Cancer survivor and Henderson resident Cynthia Enerson is shown at Sunridge Park, 1010 Sandy Ridge Ave. in Henderson, May 29, 2015. Cancer survivor Cynthia Enerson, left, is shown with her daughter Noelle at Sunridge Park in Henderson May 29. Enerson was diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer, which prompted a PET scan that found she actually had Stage 4 cancer in her colon and ovary. She underwent radiation treatment with Dr. Brian Lawenda, a Harvard-trained doctor who integrates other disciplines, such as acupuncture and dietary changes, treating the whole body and not just the disease.

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Featured in the Ocala Star Banner: 21st Century Oncology Helps Bring Awareness to National Cancer Survivors Day

National Cancer Survivors day reminds us of the hope that patients need to hold onto when they are undergoing treatments. 21st Century Oncology’s Dr. Ravi Sandrapaty and his lung cancer patient were featured in the Ocala Star Banner – providing the necessary care to allow patients to keep pushing forward, believing they will survive.

National Cancer Survivors Day a reminder of hope

By Fred Hiers

Dr. Ravi Sandrapaty discusses the latest treatments and trends in cancer treatment in his Ocala, Florida office.

Rachel Oullette showed no symptoms of lung cancer. No coughing, no blood-laced phlegm, no fatigue, no weight loss. Even when her nurse practitioner ordered an X-ray of Oullette’s lungs, finding cancer was not a possibility that the Ocklawaha woman, now 80, considered.

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Tampa Tribune Posts Hearing and Speech Event Hosted by Tampa Bay ENT

Tampa Bay ENT hosted a hearing and speech event that was picked up by the Tampa Tribune and featured in the online feed.

Hearing, speech event hosted by Tampa Bay ENT

BY BARBARA ROUTEN

May was Better Hearing and Speech Month, and so the folks at Tampa Bay ENT took the opportunity to educate the community about vocal and hearing problems, options for evaluating them and resources for solutions.

They tested 40 people May 16 at the practice’s second annual voice and hearing screening event at their Brandon office.

“It went very well. We had a full house. We took pictures of people’s vocal cords, measured their voices and tested their hearing,” said Dr. Daniel Vincent, otolaryngologist. “Many voice and hearing problems can be addressed if they are managed early.”

For good hearing health, people should be tested to know their baseline and always wear hearing protection when heading somewhere noisy — a concert, gun range, job or woodshop. Inexpensive foam earplugs can help with things like concerts and car races, reducing noise substantially by 30 to 40 decibels. Specialized hearing protection is available for occupational hazards and power tools.

For more on Tampa Bay ENT and the event, click here.

 

Las Vegas Review-Journal Features a Mother-Daughter Treatment for Mother’s Day

21st Century Oncology is known for their exceptional cancer care. Featured in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, they helped a mother and daughter create a dynamic duo as they both survived cancer.

History of cancer draws mother, daughter closer

By MICHAEL LYLE

Mother and daughter breast cancer survivors Ann Marie Brokl, 52, left, and Laura Lee DeFelix, 73, sit together for a photo after talking about their cancer stories, remission and Mother’s Day, Thursday, April 30, 2015, in North Las Vegas. Both women are carriers of the BRCA gene linked to breast cancer.

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Dr. Vladimir Ioffe with Greenbelt Radiation Oncology Center Featured in The Gazette

Dr. Vladimir Ioffe and his married cancer patients Joseph and Vivian Whalen were featured in The Gazette. Below is the story as it appeared online.

After 50 years of marriage, couple shares everything, including cancer battles

Hyattsville duo recently completed radiology treatment together

By Jamie Anfenson-Comeau, Staff Writer

Being married for over 50 years, Hyattsville residents Joseph and Vivian Whalen have shared so much of their lives together: bowling, travel and attending Baltimore Orioles games, but they never expected to undergo cancer treatment together.

“I asked God, please give me the strength to be there for her, and she asked for the same thing,” said Joseph, 71. “We understood what the other was going through, because we were both going through it.”

In August 2014, a lump was found in Vivian Whalen’s breast that turned out to be cancerous.

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Allergy Sleep and Lung Care Center Shares Asthma Warning Signs on Gannett News Press

Allgery Season is upon us. Allergy Sleep and Lung Care shared their warning signs that allow people to tell when they are experiencing asthma. There full story can be seen on the Gannett News Press.

Breathe easier knowing allergy, asthma warning signs

Knowing how to manage asthma and allergies and when to seek medical attention is key to dealing with these chronic diseases. Every year, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America declares May to be National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month.

It’s a peak season for asthma and allergy sufferers, and a perfect time to educate patients, family, friends, co-workers and others about these diseases. Allergy Sleep & Lung Care provides tips to recognize the signs and symptoms, allowing you to breathe easier.

Asthma sufferers may experience wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness and coughing. Those with allergies may include watery eyes, runny nose, sneezing and itchy throat.

Allergy Sleep & Lung Care is dedicated to improving and maintaining the health status of their patients by providing compassionate, top quality care

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Radiation oncologist joins 21st Century Oncology of Arizona

21st Century Oncology of Arizona was featured on Your West Valley about Dr. Abhilash Nambiar joining the team. Below is the story as it appeared on the website.

Board Certified Radiation Oncologist Abhilash Nambiar, M.D., has joined 21st Century Oncology of Arizona, part of the nation’s largest radiation therapy provider.

Nambiar will provide state-of-the-art cancer treatment to patients at 21st Century Oncology’s locations in Sun City and Sun City West.

Nambiar has a special interest in brachytherapy, a form of radiation therapy where the treatment is delivered from a radioactive source placed into or near the tumor. He furthered his brachytherapy training with the prestigious Seattle Prostate Institute, a pioneer in the introduction and development of brachytherapy in the United States.

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