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“Cancer treatment”

Cancer is by far one of the world’s deadliest medical conditions. Being diagnosed with cancer often sends ripples of shivers across the spines of patients and their loved ones. It is perhaps one of the most daunting life experiences that any human being can recount. In the past, being diagnosed with cancer was equivalent to announcing a death penalty. But, the story is different today following the coming of numerous viable treatment methods. As such, there are many people who have managed to survive despite having suffered from cancer for a prolonged period of time. Here is a look at some of the most inspiring stories told by cancer survivors. These are real life stories told by real patients.

Ron, Anal Cancer

He learned that he had anal cancer in 2013 following a series of diagnoses. After being diagnosed, he signed up for treatment at one of the centres run by the Minneapolis Radiation Oncology Pa.

His life has never been the same. He has successfully managed to keep his cancer under control by means of radiation therapy.

Mary, Breast Cancer

Mary was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015, after which she went through a series of consultations to ascertain the best treatment option for her. It was determined that radiation oncology was best for her case of breast cancer. She has been on treatment since 2015 and has continued to respond positively to radiation oncology.

Brad, Prostate Cancer

Brad learned that he had prostate cancer in 2011. He quickly requested for the scrutiny of his state of cancer to determine the right treatment option. Doctors recommended the use of radiation oncology, a treatment option which he still favours up to this day.

Mellissa, Breast Cancer


“Mellissa, Breast Cancer”

Mellissa had breast cancer a few years before she was diagnosed. She and her dad Brad (indicated above) had both acquired treatment from the same treatment centre. Since her diagnosis in 2015, she has been receiving radiation oncology treatment from one of centres in Minneapolis.

All the stories above are real and were told by real cancer survivors. However, the names used are false to protect the privacy of the individuals. All the individuals indicated above had received their cancer treatment from the Minneapolis Radiation Oncology treatment centre. It is a group of highly motivated experts who are specialised in the treatment of cancer through the use of radiation oncology. Located along France Avenue in Minneapolis, the Edna centre plays host to many cases of cancer.



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“Modern cancer treatment”

The treatment of cancer has continued to evolve at an amazing pace as scientists continue to search for the most viable way to treat the condition. Today, radiation oncology is preferred by most cancer patients owing to its numerous advantages. Most importantly, it yields the right treatment results quickly. Generally, very few forms of cancer treatment are able to compete with radiation oncology. A good number of treatment procedures that exist today are actually unable to replicate its simplicity and quick nature. As stated earlier, it mainly involves being subjected to a well calculated dose of radiation. The radiation is allowed to do its work for a specific time frame. This procedure is often repeated on a number of occasions for effectiveness. There are also drugs that are used to administer radiation therapy. Here is a look at the major ways in which the condition is treated.

Cancer Treatment Drugs


“Drugs used for cancer treatment”

In chemotherapy, the treatment of cancer is mainly achieved through the use of drugs. The drugs are used to target specific cancer cells in the body. Some drugs may be used independently, while others are used in collaboration with other drugs. Major examples of drugs that are used to treat cancer are abemaciclib, ABVD and Doxorubicin.

There are several other drugs that are used to treat cancer. Others include Bevacizumab, Dabrafenib, Cabazitaxel, Epoch and FEC which are all approved for use by the FDA and used in the US as well as around the entire globe.

Radiation Oncology Machines


“Modern cancer machines”

Radiation oncology is mainly achieved through the use of a machine that delivers radiation beams externally. It is sometimes achieved through the use of drugs, in which case it is referred to as systemic radiation oncology. The name of the machine that is used to administer radiation oncology is called the Linear accelerator. Other machines that are used for external radiation delivery are proton therapy machines which uses protons to kill the targeted cancer cells, IGRT or image guided machines which targets its radiation on the cancer cells as revealed by imaging techniques and Volumetric-modulated arc radiotherapy machine which circles a patient while delivering radiation.

These are some of the major examples of modern cancer treatment options that are used today. There are several others which have not been indicated based on the fact that they may not be as famous as any of the treatment options indicated above.



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“The success rate of cancer treatment”

France is one of the leading countries in the world in as far as health care facilities are concerned. The country has managed to take its health sector to greater through the provision of high quality healthcare facilities along with high drugs that are effective in the treatment of cancer. What is interesting to note is the fact that France has had started the fight against cancer quite early. Some of its cancer institutions are over two centuries old, a sign that the country’s fight against cancer goes back a long way. Perhaps making reference to the nations old fight against cancer may seem as if it has lost some steam along the way. For this, a good look at the country’s recent performance in as far as the fight against cancer is concerned would make more sense. Here is some interesting information to explain how the country has fared in the fight against the dreadful medical condition. The information focuses on how the country has performed over the last ten years.

Many Centres Offering Specialised Treatment For Cancer Patients

Today, France has over ten globally recognised institutions offering specialised treatment for cancer patients. These medical institutions are renowned for providing highly competitive treatment options for cancer patients of all kinds.

It is for this reason that the country’s major cancer institutes, recently reported that men and women saw their survival rates jump from 72 % to 94 % in the last decade.

Equipment And Drugs For Administering Special Cancer Treatment Procedures

Over the years, France has witnessed an increase in the number of modern drugs for the treatment of cancer. The nation has also embraced a wide range of modern equipment including radiation oncology machines.

More Success Stories

Over the years, the country has registered a long list of success stories in all areas of cancer treatment. This applies to patients of cancer ranging from lung cancer, liver cancer, breast cancer, cancer of the throat and even cancer of the stomach among other forms of cancer.

Many Research Centres With Global Recognition


“Research and training centres”

The country is home to many research and training centres with global recognition. One particular centre that is held in high esteem for its remarkable fight against cancer is the French Society Of Radiation Oncologists (SFRO) which remains one of the most important centres for cancer research in the country. This society along with other societies is spearheading the fight against cancer by promoting research and training of medical experts from all over the country. In just a decade, the centre has managed to encapsulate around 120 active members from all over France.


“France global cancer awareness”

From the information above, it is clear that France has actually fared quite well in as far as the fight against cancer is concerned. The information shows a significant reduction in the number of deaths involving cancer as the sole cause. This is an indication of the nation’s success in the fight against the dreadful condition. Further, the increased number of centres offering specialised cancer treatment is another indicator worth taking into account. It clearly shows that the country’s cancer centres are taking a stand against the condition. All this information combined, clearly explains why France remains one of the leaders in the global fight against cancer.



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“Mostly grilled food
caused for cancer”

The search for the cure for cancer is ongoing. Over the years, cancer has demonstrated its unparalleled ability to cause catastrophic damage to the cells of a human being. It can spread from one body organ to another causing untold devastation in its wake.

Fortunately, keeping cancer under control is not impossible. Following the coming of various treatment options, keeping cancer on its toes is actually possible. There are actually many treatment options that are available today. Doctors have a wide range of options to go for depending on the state of the cancer patient they are dealing with. There are options such as immunotherapy, targeted therapy, radiotherapy, stem cell therapy and chemotherapy among others.

Cancer Patients And Food


“What you eat is
what you are”

But, the coming of numerous treatment options does not suggest that cancer patients do not have to worry about diet. As a matter of fact, cancer patients should be more worried about diet than any other human being alive. This is mainly because cancer affects body cells causing them to become cancerous. The body cells lose their natural state to replicate in a normal manner. This upsets the wellbeing of the body. The use of treatment options empowers the body to fight back. But, foods also have a role to play in as far as promoting the generation of healthy cells or aiding the generation of cancer cells. This is why it is always advisable to rely on a great combination of foods. Suppose you are a cancer patient and you are wondering what kind of foods you have to avoid to promote the wellbeing of your body, consider the information below.

  • Deep fried foods
  • Foods containing too much salt
  • Processed meats such as sausage, bacon and ham
  • Foods that contain too much sugar
  • Red meat
  • Salted mustered green
  • Barbecued foods
  • Baked meats
  • Oily foods
  • Most canned foods such as pickles, century eggs, jams and more
  • Grilled foods

“Healthy foods to avoid
cancer diseased”

All the foods indicated above are associated with certain attributes which make them unfit for consumption. As a cancer patient, you have to try by all means to search for foods that are able to promote your wellbeing rather than distort it. Additionally, the choice of foods often depends on the kind of treatment that has been prescribed.

For patients that are undergoing chemotherapy treatment, it is always advisable to avoid consuming foods that are rich vitamin supplements. These are to be avoided since they act as antioxidants and may affect treatment. Most processed foods are to be avoided since they may contain nitrites which may be carcinogenic. On the overall, patients living with cancer are advised to reduce the consumption of alcohol and smoking or to stop altogether.

Deep fried foods such as fish and meat are to be avoided at all costs. It is understood that subjecting animal protein to intense levels of heat leads to the production of carcinogenic substances which may affect the body in various ways. These are often referred to as heterocyclic amines.



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“Cancer awareness”

There is no human being who does not dread being diagnosed with cancer. As a matter of fact, it is the last thing that any human being can imagine. You may not even wish to imagine being diagnosed with any of the forms of cancer that are known today. The medical condition is dreadful and capable of causing various side effects including damaging body organs and healthy body cells. For this reason, it is one of the leading causes of death in the world. Thousands of deaths are registered by cancer every year. This applies to all forms of cancer that exist today including breast cancer, lung cancer and even prostate cancer among others.


“Cancer diagnoses”

But, being diagnosed with cancer does not mean that you will die within a few months or even days. Rather, it just means that your health is at risk of deteriorating in the future. It may not necessarily mean that your death is around the corner. Provided the cancer is detected early, it can easily be treated through the use of one of treatment options that are available today. Suppose you are a patient of cancer and you are wondering how best you can keep your cancer under control, consider the following information.

First Things First-Undergoing Check-Ups On A Frequent Basis


“Cancer frequent check-up”

When you have been diagnosed with cancer, the last thing you can do is to shun medical check-ups. This is very important as it can have a huge impact on how well you can respond to treatment. Going for visits to your preferred medical institution can afford you an opportunity to learn about the state of your cancer. It is one of the best ways to monitor the condition and prevent the various detrimental effects that are associated with it. Your doctors will also let you know whether you are responding positively to treatment or not. In case you need to switch to another form of treatment, this will also be communicated to you following the end of the check-up process. Therefore, the need to go for screening on a frequent basis cannot be overstated.

Choosing The Right Treatment Method


“Choosing The Right
Treatment Method”

The most important thing worth bearing in mind is the fact that various treatment options are available for individuals living with cancer. This is a good development as it affords patients living with cancer an opportunity to single out a treatment option that is suited to their current state of cancer. Some of the major treatment options that are available today include radiation oncology, surgical oncology and medical oncology. Others include chemotherapy and targeted molecular therapy. Each of these options is associated with both pros and cons. Doctors analyse the state of the patient before they can come up with the right decision. Once the scrutiny of the patient is complete, the doctors are able to ascertain the right treatment option to go for. Provided the treatment option that has been administered is the right one, a patient is bound to recover.

Living On A Healthy Diet


“Living On A Healthy Diet”

Living on a healthy diet is not debatable if you have cancer. The simple fact is that having cancer simply means that the body’s wellbeing has been compromised. Consuming food that is not healthy may deprive the body of the much-needed ability to fight back. Major organs such as the heart, the kidney and the liver all become affected by diet. This also applies to the body’s immune system which has to be at its best if the right against cancer is to be won. Avoiding excessive alcohol is also one of the major ways to keep the body in perfect shape at all times.

From the information above, it is very clear that managing cancer effectively is both possible and important.

These are the major guidelines that can help you to successfully keep cancer under control and pave way for a happier and healthier life.



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French is at the heart of cancer treatment in Europe. Not shocking, the nation is home to many specialists who oversee the treatment of cancer and spearhead research in various fields pertaining to the treatment of cancer.

One of the nation’s most iconic figures of the nation’s oncology fraternity is Dr Marc Bollet. His presence in the field has helped spur research and treatment of cancer.

Brief History


“Marc Bollet brief history”

Marc Bollet started out as a medical student at Nancy University where he developed a deep interest in studies related to cancer. This led to obtain additional degrees in MSc Biological and Medical studies along with a MSc in Biochemistry. He also obtained a diploma in medical statistics. Following his completion of the diploma in medical statistics, he went on to pursue a research in Radiation and imagery after he was awarded a scholarship a State scholarship. Thanks to his research, he was able to delve into the subject of pelvic cancers. He focused mainly on the improvement of radiotherapy of various pelvic cancers that exist today, of which prostate cancer is in the lead. This was as early as 1998.

Major Achievements


“Major Achievements”

Following the end of his studies, he was able to achieve a lot and gained global recognition. One of his major achievements is the development of the Stereotatic Radiotherapy, which he developed during his thesis when he was completing his MD studies. The technique is increasingly becoming used today owing to the numerous advantages that are associated with it. One of its major strengths is the fact that it is very precise. As a matter of fact, it is one of the most precise forms of radiation therapies that are available today. It was specifically developed for the treatment of tumours, especially the small brain tumours as well as any functional abnormalities present within the brain. Today, this technique is being used widely for the treatment of brain abnormalities. The technique is still being developed for purposes of making it more effective. Currently, its level of precision lies within 2 mm of the tumour being targeted. With more research, it is likely that the technique’s level of precision is likely to be extended to anything below a millimetre.

The seven years that followed his completion of MD studies saw him shock the world. This was after he published his thesis in 2007 in partial fulfilment of his Ph.D thesis which he obtained from Paris-Sud University. The paper contained information pertaining to breast cancer in young patients.

Contribution To Research And Training


“Contribution To Research
And Training”

As one of the experienced oncologists, Dr Bollet has championed the research in advanced topics pertaining to the treatment of cancer. In particular, he has gained global recognition owing to his deep interest in radiation oncology. It is no wonder that the French oncologist has been able to earn himself a chance to work as a fellow at reputable institutions around the world. For example, he was able to operate as a fellow at the Royal Marsden Hospital in the UK. The Netherlands Cancer Institute also called him to serve in the same position for a full year.

His research and training skills have been used to train young medical students across the oncology centres in France. Today, he continues to inspire many young medical students across France and the entire world through lectures, seminars and club conferences. Clubs to which is he affiliated are still benefiting greatly from his work as a researcher, trainer and oncologist.

Working As A Professional Oncologist

Marc Bollet has not just lived his whole life as a researcher and teacher. Rather, he has also been involved in a number of cases of cancer as a professional oncologist. He is renowned for his insurmountable contribution to the treatment of cancer using special techniques at various oncology centres in France.



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“French society of
radiation oncologists”

The SFRO was an organisation that was brought on board more than a decade ago for purposes of promoting the teaching of radiation oncology in France. Ever since its inception, the organisation has grown extensively. It now features as many as 120 members from across France. The members are afforded an opportunity to learn about radiation oncology and to acquire in-depth knowledge on how to administer treatment through the use of the various techniques that exist today. Every year, two nation courses are organised to enable the members to learn some important information about cancer and how to treat it through the use of radiation oncology. All the members receive an invitation whenever new courses are introduced. The goal is to make sure that all members are at the same level in as far as knowledge is concerned. In case of new information, the members are kept up to date to ensure that they are acquainted with any advancements in the treatment of the disease.

Brief History Of The Society


“Brief History Of The Society”

The society was formed in 2002 and is thus 15 years old. Membership was and remains free to all individuals who have prospects of joining the society. The organisation works hand in hand with other organisations that are involved in the fight against cancer. From 2002, its sister organisation the SJFRO has been working with the SFRO to promote training in cancer treatment. In its nearly two decades of existence, the organisation has worked tirelessly to make sure that its members are given adequate and accurate information on cancer. The society has successfully managed to stimulate research in cancer treatment among its members. Not shocking, a number of amazing results have been registered by the society since the time it was brought on board.

Teaching Information


“Following information for
the courses”

Every year, the society invites its members following the addition of new courses. This is aimed at making sure that all the members are exposed to the same nature of information. There are many teaching courses that the society offers to its members. The teaching information and courses are taught by highly qualified professors whose credentials are backed by immense experience in the treatment of cancer using radiation oncology. All the courses that are provided by the society are directly related to cancer itself (without special reference to any type of cancer). The society has a well organised teaching structure. It features four semesters of radiation oncology, two semesters awarded to medical oncology and another two semesters awarded to radiation oncology and its related fields.

Learning Radiation Therapy


“Learning Radiation Therapy”

The organisation is directly involved in the dispensation of various courses to help medical students become fully equipped with knowledge and skills related to radiation oncology. All the individuals who sign up for membership with the society are actually full time medical doctors who have already obtained a medical studies degree. It takes around six years for medical doctors to complete their studies in France. Once they have successfully completed their studies. The study time frame at the society’s learning centres normally lasts five years. This is often referred to as the residency time.


“Radiation oncology residency”

Therefore, students who enrol for radiation oncology are said to enrol for radiation oncology residency. During the course of the five years, the society receives a wide range of courses which are taught one after another or alongside each other. The major courses that the society receives are cellular and molecular biology, pharmacology, genetics, medical imaging, cell death, immunity, pathology, stem cells, oncogenesis, epidemiology, chemotherapy and angiogenesis. There are other mandatory courses which the members are required to attend. These include radiophysics, radiation therapy and radiobiology courses among others.

From the above, it is clear that the SFRO is certainly one of the most important societies in France. Its contribution to the research, treatment of cancer patients and training of medical experts is certainly remarkable.



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“Radiation Oncology
Centre France”

The Minneapolis Radiation Oncology Pa is a medical organisation with five practice offices which are situated in five cities within two states. The medical group now has 19 medical care providers with specialisations that are directly related to radiation oncology. One of its major centres is the Edina Minnesota office which is located in France Avenue. It features 9 members with specialisations that are linked to radiation oncology and radiation therapy. All the specialists that the office hosts are highly trained and are in possession of professional skills in the treatment of cancer by means of beams of radiation. The centre generally receives patients from all over the US and beyond. This is mainly because of the high level of expertise that is engraved in the medical group and its various centres. The Edina centre along France Avenue is not exempted from this unique attribute that sets apart the medical group’s treatment centres from other radiation oncology centres around the world.

Ability To Deal With A Wide Range Of Cancer Cases


“Dealing with the cancer cases”

Ever since its inception, the centre has been able to deal with a wide range of cancer cases. It is actually safe to say that the centre is capable of dealing with any kind of cancer. Even the most complicated cases of cancer are dealt with by the experts at the centre. This is mainly because of its vast collection of experts in the field of cancer treatment. Further, it also has a wide range of technologically advanced equipment for the treatment of cancer. Even the most advanced linear accelerators that are used by advanced hospitals around the world can be found at the centre. It also has Vision RT body surface mapping tools along with Brachytherapy services. This makes it one of the best centres for the treatment of cancer.

Availability Of Equipment And Medical Experts


“Medical expert equipment
for cancer”

The centre is home to a wide range of medical equipment. Actually, even the most sophisticated medical equipment for the treatment of cancer can be found at the centre. For example, it boasts of a dual of linear accelerators with abilities to perform image guided radiation oncology as well as the most sophisticated stereotactic technique. Others worth mentioning include the Radium injection tools along with its dosage, Gyne Brachytherapy and high precision radiation therapy tools. Further, the centre also boasts of a vast collection of medical experts in various fields pertaining to the treatment of cancer. In particular, it boasts of radiation oncologists, physicists who oversee the maintenance and correct usage of the machines. It also has supervisors who make sure that treatment is administered in the right manner. There are also basic caregivers who look after patients during and after treatment has been administered.

Global Recognition


“Global recognition radiation
oncology centre”

The Minneapolis Radiation Oncology Centre is a globally recognised institution which has earned itself a high rank among centres that treat cancer. Based on its huge contribution to the global fight against cancer, the centre remains one of the most important institutions for the treatment of cancer. Being part of this globally recognised institution, the Edna centre which is located along France Avenue is also well known. Today, it boasts of recognition from all centres around the world. This is all because of its high level competence in the treatment and care of cancer patients.

Based on the information above, it is clear that the Edina centre along France Avenue has gone to lengthy strides in as far as the fight against cancer is concerned.

Thanks to its collaborative efforts with other treatment centres, the number of deaths of cancer patients has reduced significantly both in the US and globally.



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“Radiation oncology treatment”

Radiation oncology refers to the use of controlled high energy radiation doses to kill cancer cells in the body. Experts analyse the patients before they can ascertain the required amount of high energy radiation to administer. Over the years, the treatment method has grown to become one of the best ways to treat cancer. Not shocking, it has continued to attract scores of cancer patients around the world. Today, thousands of cancer patients around the world are undergoing radiation oncology treatment procedures for purposes of keeping their cancer cells under control.


“Cancer treatment procedures”

A good number of cancer treatment procedures are associated with both highs and lows. Thus patients of cancer seeking to undergo a specific treatment procedure are supposed to learn more about it before they can proceed to go for it. This also applies to radiation oncology. Although it is one of the world’s most recommended cancer treatment method, it is also associated with certain shortcomings that cancer patients are supposed to be aware of. Here is a look at the pros and cons of using radiation oncology for the treatment of cancer.

Pros

Possibility Of Instantly Killing Cancer Cells


“Possibility Of Instantly
Killing Cancer Cells”

It is one of the few forms of treating cancer that are able to kill cancer cells instantly. Even though this may not always be possible, it can take place depending on the dosage of radiation that has been administered. Doctors often study the state of the cancer before they can recommend the use of the therapy to determine the actual dosage of radiation to administer. Therefore, killing the cells instantly may or may not be registered.

Always Kills Cancer Cells In Its Wake


“Radiation oncology killing
cancer cells procedure”

The certainty of killing cancer cells following the administration of radiation therapy is always there. Based on the nature of the radiation, it is able to destroy a significant fraction of cancer cells. Some of the cells are destroyed instantly depending on the amount of radiation they have absorbed. On the other hand, some cells are destroyed over time. Those that die after some time usually do so without causing any harm to the body.

Is Often More Convenient Than Surgical Procedures


“Convenient surgical
procedure for cancer”

There is no cancer treatment procedure that is as convenient to undergo as radiation oncology. Other forms of treating cancer are usually tedious and often inconvenience patients to a significant extent. This applies to the surgical procedures and chemotherapy which are also associated with countless shortcomings. Radiation oncology involves being subjected to a radiation beams for a specific period of time. The radiation doses are calculated and thus safe to absorb. This is mainly what happens during the treatment procedure.

The Treatment Is Localised

During the treatment of cancer, not the entire host of body cells is exposed to radiation. Only certain body cells may be exposed to the radiation.

This is mainly because the radiation therapy is localised to the region of the body with cancer cells. The result is the destruction of cancer cells while leaving the healthy cells unscarred.

Cons

May Pose A Threat To Healthy Cells

It can pose a threat to healthy cells. The radiation is localised to the region of the body with cancerous cells. But, it often reaches the healthy cells and may cause them to be damaged in the process. This is often the case when the internal radiation and oral techniques are used.

May Lay A Foundation For Other Forms Of Cancer In Future

It can lead to other forms of cancer in the future. The cancer is often likely to develop after many years have elapsed.

May Cause Heart Problems


“Radiation oncology can cause
also for heart problems”

It is able to cause heart problems. Some experts have reported cases of heart conditions following exposure to radiation. The heart is merely one of the many organs that the therapy may affect following frequent cases of exposure to the radiation.

These are the major pros and cons of undergoing radiation therapy treatment. But, the method is still one of the most useful forms of cancer treatment. It is suitable for almost any cancer patient and may work in almost all cases. The therapy also exists in different forms making it suitable for almost all cancer patients.



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