Proton beam therapy bolsters cancer treatment: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

Proton beam therapy is making treatment of complicated cancer tumors safer and more efficient.  In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute,  Dr. Nadia Laack, offers more details on how protons are used to treat some cancer tumors. To listen, click the link below. Proton Beam Therapy Bolsters Cancer Treatment

Sharing Mayo Clinic: Poignant farewell as teen finishes proton beam therapy

It was a long road through proton beam therapy for 14-year-old Octavio Moreno Lara. But compassionate care from his Mayo Clinic team, coupled with some fun events, lightened the mood along the way. Octavio Moreno Lara describes his last proton beam treatment at Mayo Clinic’s Arizona campus as “bittersweet.” The “bitter,” he says, was “having to lie so still […]

Infographic: Proton beam therapy spares healthy tissue

Learn more about proton beam therapy. Other health tip infographics: mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com 

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Proton beam therapy may be recommended for some types of cancer

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My mother recently was diagnosed with breast cancer, and her doctor told her regular radiation wasn’t as safe as proton beam therapy for her situation. Why would this be the case? I know lots of women who have had radiation for breast cancer treatment. ANSWER: It’s true that standard radiation therapy often is […]

Proton beam therapy bolsters cancer treatment: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

Proton beam therapy is making treatment of complicated cancer tumors safer and more efficient.  In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute,  Dr. Nadia Laack, offers more details on how protons are used to treat some cancer tumors. To listen, click the link below. Proton Beam Therapy Bolsters Cancer Treatment

Pain management / Well Living Lab / childhood obesity / proton beam therapy: Mayo Clinic Radio

According to the National Institutes of Health, chronic pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined. Chronic pain is the most common cause of disability in the U.S., and it’s often treated with opioid pain medications. But opioids have side effects, including the risk of addiction. To find better ways to manage chronic pain, […]

Mayo Clinic Radio: Pain management / Well Living Lab / childhood obesity / proton beam therapy

According to the National Institutes of Health, chronic pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined. Chronic pain is the most common cause of disability in the U.S., and it’s often treated with opioid pain medications. But opioids have side effects, including the risk of addiction. To find better ways to manage chronic pain, […]

Infographic: Proton Beam Therapy

Learn more about proton beam therapy. Other health tip infographics: mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com 

Mayo Clinic Minute: Proton beam therapy bolsters cancer treatment

Proton beam therapy is making treatment of complicated cancer tumors safer and more efficient. “What we’re finding is we can be more precise with our radiation,” says Dr. Nadia Laack, radiation oncologist at Mayo Clinic. Traditional radiation uses X-rays, which go all the way through the body. Proton therapy delivers radiation to a tumor using […]

Sharing Mayo Clinic: Proton Beam Therapy at the Right Time for Jackson

For two weeks, 14-year-old Jackson Fisher was plagued by headaches, double-vision, nausea and weight loss. His parents, Michelle and Patrick Fisher, weren’t sure what was wrong. But when Jackson came home one evening completely exhausted after lacrosse practice, they decided it was time to find out what was going on. The next day, they took […]

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