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Aug 31, 2020

Why do we screen for cancer regularly? You know, those questions your healthcare team asks and the routine blood tests at your annual checkup? In healthcare, we use those regular screenings to uncover a problem early when...

Aug 7, 2020

As physicians that care for cancer patients, we know our relationships are unique. Now, with the Covid-19, it’s hard to remember that every day patients are hearing those words: you have cancer. As the world swirls around...

Jun 30, 2020

Cancer treatment is a powerful experience. Following diagnosis, patients climb the steep learning curve of cancer and its treatment. Which treatment is best for my cancer and for me? Chemotherapy? Radiation Therapy? Both...

May 5, 2020

The Covid19 crisis has changed all of us. But even as the virus seems to rule our lives, patients are diagnosed with cancer each day. New cancers and metastatic cancers. Because every patient deserves our best, cancer...

Feb 27, 2020

When a cancer diagnosis calls for radiation therapy our highly trained staff delivers the treatment with innovative technology. A custom designed treatment plan for each patient provides us with a map. We visualize soft...

Jan 31, 2020

Cancers related to HPV, a very common virus, are on the rise affecting a younger population aged 25 to 50. The Center for Disease Control estimates 79 million American men and women are currently infected with HPV. In...

Dec 6, 2019

The stress of a cancer diagnosis is evident to us at Turville Bay Radiation Oncology Center. This highly stressful event reveals itself in many ways including but not limited to distress, symptom burden, immune response,...

Dec 2, 2019

The holidays can take on special meaning to those fighting serious illness. Reuniting with family, quiet conversations, and savoring simple joys are the best part of the holidays, says one cancer survivor. Her advice to...

Nov 1, 2019

Palliative care is increasing in acceptance throughout the country. Heart disease, kidney disease, dementia, and of course cancer treatment are serious illnesses where palliative care has proven its worth. Though...

Oct 4, 2019

As Turville Bay Radiation Oncology Center formalizes its ties with SSM Health we’ve strengthened our relationships with those physicians that form our cancer care teams. I’m happy to introduce Dr. Dana Henkel, a surgeon...