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Monthly Archives: March 2012

Mastectomy Radiation

After a mastectomy, what factors determine if radiation therapy is recommended for a breast cancer patient? Traditionally the indications for post-mastectomy radiation have been as following:

Radiation and Ovarian Cancer

What are the most important side effects that ovarian cancer patients should be watching for when undergoing radiation therapy? How is radiation therapy used in palliative care for ovarian cancer? In what situations is radiation therapy used for adjuvant therapy in ovarian cancer? How often is it used?

Colon Cancer Awareness Month

For Colon Cancer Awareness month, a case is presented which describes a relatively common dilemma: distinguishing between Lynch syndrome (hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer) and the polyposis syndromes. Case: A 54-year-old female presents with colon cancer. Her personal history is notable for multiple colon polyps over the past 4 years. Her family history includes: Father: colon Continue Reading

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