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Dr. Ajay Bhatnagar Featured on Good Evening Arizona

Scottsdale Board Certified Radiation Oncologist Dr. Ajay Bhatnagar was featured on 3TV in Phoenix discussing a new, non-surgical and pain free treatment for skin cancer. View the segment in the video below.

View the story on 3TV’s website by clicking here.

As Seen in the Las Vegas Review-Journal: Las Vegas mom, diagnosed with cancer while pregnant, is a survivor

Dr. Brian Lawenda with 21st Century Oncology of Las Vegas was featured in the Las Vegas Review-Journal discussing cancer treatment during pregnancy. Below is the story that appeared on the front page of the paper.

By STEVEN MOORE

Fear kept Nina Santos from saying anything, fear for the life growing inside her, fear for her own life.

She felt the lump in her right breast growing, but she was afraid of what the changes meant. Twenty-eight weeks into her first pregnancy, her denial and attempts to ignore the problem caught up with her, and she heard the three words dreaded by anyone, let alone a woman experiencing the most joyful time of her life: “You have cancer.”

Click here to read the full story on the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s website.

As Seen in Naples Daily News: Fort Myers Doctor Develops Post Breast Cancer Bra

Dr. Lea Blackwell’s new post-mastectomy bra was featured in the Naples Daily News.

CAPE CORAL, Fla. – Women often complain about the compression bra they need to wear after breast cancer surgery to protect tissue and reduce swelling.

Post-surgical bras provided in a hospital or sold commercially can be hard to put on and off without help.

The material is scratchy and can irritate incisions. The drain bulb for collecting fluid that is pinned to the front is annoying.

Dr. Lea Blackwell, a Fort Myers breast surgeon, had an “aha moment.”

“Why can’t I just design my own bra,” Blackwell, 40, said to herself.

Click here to read the full story online.

Dr. Brian D. Lawenda Featured on KVVU Local News

Las Vegas cancer center, 21st Century Oncology and Dr. Brian D. Lawenda were featured on a local news broadcast regarding breast cancer treatment options.

View the video below.

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.

Click here to read this story online.

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.

Watch the video here:

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. 

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