Advocate Radiation Oncology, Encompass Health and The Payton Wright Foundation are inviting Sarasota-area women for a night of pre-Valentine’s pampering while supporting a good cause. Attendees at Galentine’s Night, set for Feb. 13 in Sarasota, will enjoy champagne spritzers, appetizers, massages, mini makeovers, complimentary body stretches, shopping and more. Galentine’s Night will run from 5 […]
When a patient receives a serious medical diagnosis like cancer, it can trigger a flood of questions. How does the disease progress? What may stop its spread? How should one cope with the emotions that accompany diagnosis and treatment? Most importantly, patients need to know what important healthcare decisions lie ahead. For most, there are
Author: Dr. David Rice Lung Cancer Awareness: Prevention & Treatment Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among men and women in the United States and worldwide. With approximately 9 out of 10 lung cancer diagnoses linked to cigarette smoking, the best way to prevent the disease is to never smoke or quit.
Each year, over 250,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with breast cancer. As the second most common cancer for women, breast cancer prevention begins with raising awareness and encouraging women to get screened. For women at average risk, early detection screening should begin at age 45. However, suppose you have certain risk factors
Board-certified radiation oncologist Dr. Mary Koshy has joined Advocate Radiation Oncology, a locally owned practice with eight locations in South Florida. Koshy, who is certified in radiation oncology through the American Board of Radiology, has been a practicing physician for more than two decades, including the last 15 years in Florida. She is treating patients
Advocate Radiation Oncology has established a new cancer treatment center in West Palm Beach. This is the practice’s second location on the east coast of Florida that will provide residents of the surrounding counties with access to world-class physicians and state-of-the-art cancer treatment technology. Advocate is the region’s premier radiation oncology practice and features an
At Advocate Radiation Oncology, Pezzi treats patients for a variety of cancers including breast, prostate, lung, head and neck, skin, gastrointestinal, lymphoma, brain, sarcoma and various benign diseases. Pezzi uses his experience to create individualized patient treatment plans using the most modern radiation techniques and advanced technology, including IMRT/VMAT, SBRT, IGRT, brachytherapy and proton therapy.
Cancer and the process around its treatment can have a profound effect on the whole person. We often focus on the physical aspects of cancer, but it is important to recognize the mental aspects associated with this diagnosis as well. An individual’s mental and emotional well-being before, during and after treatment demands our focus through
A Lakewood Ranch resident ends up with a brain tumor after noticing some memory loss and brain fuzziness. “I thought I had COVID brain, I was having trouble for about two weeks remembering things,” Brain cancer patient Rick Barton said. About a month ago, Rick Barton noticed something was off with his memory. “I
Every June, the country celebrates National Cancer Survivor Month. During this month, the first Sunday in June is National Cancer Survivor Day. There are approximately 16.9 million cancer survivors in the United States. According to the National Cancer Institute, someone is considered a cancer survivor from the time of diagnosis through the rest of their life.