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New Treatment Options for Breast Cancer Little Rock AR

Most of them however are used in combination with surgery for best effects, either prior to it, in order to reduce the size of the tumor or after the operation, in order to remove any remaining cancerous cells. For a better understanding of these alternative treatment methods for breast cancer, we ll take a closer look at each, explaining how they work and in what cases they might prove useful.

Brent Christopher Staggs
(501) 202-2888
1 Lile Ct
Little Rock, AR
Specialty
Hematology

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Amir A Toor, MD
4301 W Markham St # 2E147
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: King Edward Med Coll, Univ Of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1990

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Fernando Padilla, MD
(501) 661-1822
500 S University Ave Ste 811
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pr Sch Of Med, San Juan Pr 00936
Graduation Year: 1961

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Elias Anaissie
(501) 686-8000
4301 W Markham St # 783
Little Rock, AR
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Raymond Thertulien, MD
(501) 686-8250
4301 W Markham SLOT 776 Ste 916
Little Rock, AR
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1994

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Yazan Alsayed
(501) 686-8000
4301 W Markham St
Little Rock, AR
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Internal Medicine, Hematology / Oncology

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Feraydoon Bahrassa, MD
(318) 632-4639
4120 W Markham St
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Teheran Univ, Fac Of Med, Teheran, Iran
Graduation Year: 1970

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Michele Fox
(501) 686-8000
4301 W Markham St # 783
Little Rock, AR
Specialty
Hematology

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James Roger Grissom, MD
(501) 219-8777
9500 Lile Dr
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Baptist Rehab Institute, Little Rock, Ar; Baptist Med Ctr, Little Rock, Ar
Group Practice: Arkansas Oncology Assocc

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Anthanasios Fassas, MD
(501) 686-8250
4301 W Markham Slot 776
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Aristotelian Univ Of Thessaloniki, Fac Of Med, Thessaloniki, Greece
Graduation Year: 1985

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New Treatment Options for Breast Cancer

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New Treatment Options For Breast Cancer
By Nishanth Reddy 
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Although surgery is the most effective (and hence, the most widely used) breast cancer treatment method, there are several other ways of dealing with the disease, some are more powerful than the others. These include radiation therapy, chemotherapy or hormonal therapy, each of them with their own assets and downsides.

Most of them however are used in combination with surgery for best effects, either prior to it, in order to reduce the size of the tumor or after the operation, in order to remove any remaining cancerous cells. For a better understanding of these alternative treatment methods for breast cancer, we ll take a closer look at each, explaining how they work and in what cases they might prove useful.

Radiation Therapy
Radiation therapy uses powerful gamma rays (x-rays) which target the specific area that needs to be treated with high precision. Usually, radiation therapy is performed after surgery, to destroy any cancer cells that have not been removed or the ones that formed up where the tumor was removed. Although it can t be used as, a treatment on its own, radiation therapy is one of the most accepted post-surgery methods of breast conserving therapy (BCT) and has a high chance of stopping the cancer from recurring.

As with all treatments involving x-rays, there are some downsides to radiation therapy. First, in order to wipe out the cancerous cells that might have formed (or remained) in the area where the tumor was removed from, the x-rays will eventually damage some of the healthy tissue too. Although the process is highly precise, the rays cannot make a difference between cancerous and normal cells, so they burn them together.

Chemotherapy
Chemotherapy involves the administration of drugs that kill the cancer cells or stop them from growing. Most chemotherapy medications are given through an intravenous line, although some are administered in pill form. Chemotherapy is a harsh regime, which often makes people feel more ill than the illness they are suffering from; however, it has been proved very effective.

Chemotherapy is a great treatment method to use both prior and after surgery. With the help of this method, you can virtually contract the cancerous tumor before the actual surgery, making it easier and less complex to remove. In addition, chemotherapy is used in the same sense as radiation therapy after the surgical intervention, to stop the diseased cells to recur.

Chemotherapy is administered usually in cycles where each cycle consists of a period of intensive treatment that lasts for a few days or weeks followed by a week of recovery. Most patients with breast cancer have two to four cycles of chemotherapy to start with before tests are performed to see what effects it has had on the cancer.

Chemotherapy is differe...

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