Joel I Sorosky, MD
Location and Office HoursHartford Hospital Division of Gynecological Oncology
Hartford, CT 06106
What are non-surgical treatments for prostate cancer?
Besides surgery, highly targeted radiation therapies are also used to kill prostate cancer tumors, along with other innovative treatments, like hormone therapy and immunotherapy, which fight against the growth of new cancer cells. By minimizing the risk of incontinence and erectile dysfunction, these therapies help to preserve quality of life after prostate cancer treatment.
Can physical exercise cure cancer?
Phil Holbrook , NASM Elite Trainer, Fitness, answered
The benefits of physical exercise cannot cure cancer, but can help reduce some of the risks that are associated with the consequences of not exercising at all.
How can radiation therapy help small cell lung cancer?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI) answered
Radiation therapy is a treatment sometimes given for small-cell lung cancer, usually together with chemotherapy. Radiation therapy uses radiation to kill cancer cells through two different methods: external radiation and internal radiation. In external radiation, a machine shoots radiation directly at the area where the cancer is. In internal radiation, radioactive material may be placed on a wire, needle, seed, or catheter near the site of the cancer. A cycle of radiation treatments usually lasts several weeks, with treatments once or twice a day for 5 days a week. You can expect each treatment to take a few minutes, but preparation time takes much longer.
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