Blog

Jun 4, 2019

“Caring for the cancer patient’s health includes caring for their mental health. The evidence is pretty conclusive, an interdisciplinary approach to care maximizes the medical and technical gains we are making with cancer...

May 7, 2019

Once you’ve heard the words “you have cancer” your life is changed. Surviving the disease is just one part of this journey. Patients quickly learn a lexicon of medical terms, face myriad appointments, sort through their...

Apr 5, 2019

It’s called stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) but it’s not surgery in the traditional sense. There's no incision. One of the tools in our arsenal at Turville Bay is a non-surgical radiation therapy used to treat...

Mar 20, 2019

Caring for a patient’s health sometimes means treatment beyond the radiation therapy that about three quarters of cancer patients receive. As a radiation oncologist I am often called upon to help patients in other ways...

Feb 13, 2019

Cancers related to HPV, or human papilloma virus, are on the rise in the United States with about 32,000 new cases diagnosed in 2017. Closer to home, we’re seeing more cancers related to HPV in our clinic here in Madison...

Oct 26, 2018

In the flurry of a cancer diagnosis, the symptoms suddenly explained, the lessons in patience, managing fears, and sharing the diagnosis with family and friends, it’s understandable when the patient succumbs to exhaustion...

Oct 19, 2018

Almost all cervical cancer cases are caused by HPV, which is a family of very common viruses. “HPV is very prevalent amongst the population,” says Dr. Richardson, radiation oncologist. Most women will be exposed to HPV...

Oct 1, 2018

Many cancers affect women, but there are eight that we address in this risk factor graphic. While most people recover from cancer with treatment, others do not. It’s important to remember that some cancers may be...

Aug 16, 2018

“Turville Bay’s patient centered care is central to my life as a physician and as a radiation oncologist. But in order to receive a diagnosis, to enter our doors, to begin treatment, cancer care begins with screening,”...

Jul 30, 2018

Many patients that hear the words “you have cancer”enter our doors at Turville Bay Radiation Oncology Center. They are often apprehensive, overwhelmed, and sometimes fearful initially. During our first consultation we...