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Left Sided Breast Cancer?

Left Sided Breast Cancer?

Protecting Your Heart from Radiation. Cardiac Sparing Radiation Techniques. A woman with a left breast cancer is at risk of damage to her heart from unnecessary radiation. The heart is located on the left side of the chest, immediately behind the rib cage. Your...

Dr. Gullett Opens New Radiation Facility for Chattanooga

Dr. Gullett Opens New Radiation Facility for Chattanooga

Dr. Gullett is very excited to announce the opening of a new radiation facility for Chattanooga at Erlanger East featuring a brand new machine, The Varian TrueBeam, that offers a full spectrum of radiation oncology services and reduces the treatment time on the table....

Integrative Oncology: SIO Conference in Scottsdale

Integrative Oncology: SIO Conference in Scottsdale

Integrative Oncology: I recently attended the Society for Integrative Oncology's 15th International Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. Workshops and oral abstracts highlighted the latest clinical, research, and methodological issues, and offered participants the...

What Every Man with Prostate Cancer needs to know about “The Gel”

SpaceOar Hydrogel and Prostate Cancer Treatment If your doctor tells you to avoid radiation because it will damage your rectum, you need to get a second opinion. Like most technology, radiation therapy has advanced tremendously and we now have a device that allows us...

IMRT vs Protons for Prostate Cancer

IMRT vs Protons: The Information You Need to Make the Best Decision Many men with prostate cancer want to understand the difference between IMRT, conventional radiation offered by their local radiation oncologist, and specialized radiation with Proton Therapy.  IMRT...

Pencil Beam Scanning (PBS): What You Need to Know

Pencil Beam Scanning: A New Type of Proton Delivery A lot has changed since I trained at the Indiana University Proton Center. Specifically, the development of a new type of proton delivery called Pencil Beam Scanning (PBS).  The University of Pennsylvania has a well...

Proton Therapy Explained – Dr. Ben Wilkinson

Proton Therapy Offers Many Benefits When Used to Treat Prostate Cancer As a radiation oncologist in Chattanooga, TN, I pride myself on offering my patients the latest in cancer care. I am now offering both conventional photon radiation locally here at Erlanger Health...

Dr. Gullett: Now Offering Proton Therapy

Proton Therapy for Chattanooga Area Residents   I am happy to announce that I now offer cancer patients both conventional radiation (using photons) at Erlanger Health System as well as proton radiation at the Provision Proton Center in Knoxville, TN. Many patients ask...

Study: Cells Actively Stop Breast Cancer from Becoming Invasive

Study: Cells Actively Stop Breast Cancer from Becoming Invasive

New research detailed in Medical News Today could lead to individualized tumor behavior predictions based on the gene expression within the myoepithelial layer, which appears to reach out and snatch cancer cells trying to escape to the rest of the body.

The Stages of Cancer and How They Have Changed

In early 2018, there were significant changes made to the AJCC staging system. A big part of oncology residency is memorizing staging. You may have been told you had a Stage I breast cancer, only to find out it now is a Stage IIB. Here’s why….

What You Need to Know About Prostate Cancer Stages

What You Need to Know About Prostate Cancer Stages

Prostate cancer staging has changed to be more reflective of the biology of the cancer and how we anticipate it will behave. We all have cancer cells in our bodies. Hopefully, our immune systems take care of these cells. As an oncologist, I have to figure out which prostate cancers will metastasize to the lymph nodes and the bones.

May Is Brain Tumor Awareness Month

May is Brain Tumor Awareness Month #BTAM We need to do better. The National Brain Tumor Society is correct. There have been only 4 new drugs and one device in the past 30 years in the treatment of brain tumors.  Compared to the progress seen in breast or prostate...

How to Avoid Surgery for Prostate Cancer

If you’re a man diagnosed with prostate cancer, request a referral to see a Radiation Oncologist. A radiation oncologist can treat prostate cancer, non-invasively, with less risk of urinary leakage and erectile dysfunction.    Prostate cancer is typically slow growing...

Mice Should Use Caution if Using Giant Cell Phones for 9 Hours a Day

Can using your cell phone cause cancer? According to a recent study on mice placed in a room, bombarded with whole body radiation for 9 hours a day (because no one makes tiny cell phones for mice) for a period of 2 years (e.g. lifespan of the mice), the answer is, maybe.

Forty Two Percent

That’s the number you need to know. The American Cancer Society recently published the Annual Age-Adjusted Cancer Death Rates by Sex, United States, 1975-2015. The report provides a detailed review of the expected cancer incidence in 2018 and provides a breakdown by...

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