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Congratulations Miami Valley Hospital

Robert Baird

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dayton Physicians Network congratulates Miami Valley Hospital for being ranked first in the Dayton Region and tenth in the state of Ohio according to the U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospital” dashboard report just released.

We are proud to work with Miami Valley Hospital and all of the Premier Health system to provide expert urological and cancer care to patients in Southwest, Ohio.

 

Dayton Physicians Network- We’re here for you

Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy

Gregory Rasp, MD

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy is available right here at Dayton Physicians Network

According to a new study published in the June 2015 Lancet Oncology Journal, patients treated with stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), also known as stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) achieve better overall survival than surgery for early lung cancer.  Findings from this study show that SBRT is at least equally effective to the current standard of care–invasive surgery.

Recently, Fox News highlighted a Texas patient’s positive experience with this type of radiation therapy instead of surgery for her early stage lung cancer. While this lung cancer patient had to travel long distances to receive treatment in Texas…you don’t have to. This advanced technology is available right here, close to home at Dayton Physicians Network. Our radiation oncologists are highly experienced at treating patients with this live-saving technology and pioneered the technology in 2008. With more than 1,000 patients treated, our results have truly been impressive.  Our new advanced True Beam STX technology allows patients to receive this therapy with even greater precision and in a more comfortable setting than competing older technologies.

We would be happy to discuss this technology with you. Please call us at (937) 771-2474 to set up an appointment.

What is SBRT

Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) is highly focused radiation treatment that gives an intense dose of radiation concentrated on a tumor, while limiting the dose to the surrounding organs. This is an outpatient procedure that can be completed in just a few minutes. Side effects often are very mild and patients can usually return to full function the same day. This type of therapy usually requires only one to five sessions of therapy. SBRT has become a treatment of choice for many patients with limited volume tumors but for whom surgery may not be an optimal treatment. While SBRT is typically used to treat small, early stage tumors or isolated metastases, it can be used to treat many different types of cancer including; lung, brain, adrenal glands, spine and liver cancers.

To help you and your family learn more about treatment options like SBRT, please check out RT Answers.  This is a reliable resource specifically for patients, their families and the public.  This website was created by the American Society for Radiation Oncology, an internationally recognized radiation therapy organization.

SBRT is not for everyone.  Talk to your doctor about your type of cancer, your overall health and your options for treatment. Your radiation oncologist will help you decide if SBRT is right for you.

 

We’re here for you. Let us answer any questions you may have about radiation therapy.

2015 Prostate Cancer Guidelines

Robin Supinger MBA

 

 

 

 

 

 

Updated and newly redesigned resources for patients with prostate cancer.

This National Comprehensive Cancer Network patient resource is based on the 20th annual edition NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology for prostate cancer. This patient resource includes important changes in the workup and treatment of prostate cancer. The guide provides basic prostate cancer information.  Cancer staging, tests and a treatment guide are also included.   NCCN Guidelines for Patients: Prostate Cancer.  Be sure to also take a look at look at the NCCN Quick Guide for Prostate Cancer, this resource summarizes all the key points of the Prostate Cancer Guidelines.

Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer in men. The American Cancer Society estimates there will be 220,800 new cases in 2015 and 27,540 deaths from the disease. The world-wide medical community continues to work towards decreasing those numbers. New tests and treatments are now available or are being tested. Dayton Physicians Network offers prostate cancer clinical trials and cutting edge technology to as part of that effort.

We know that you want to receive the best possible treatment,compassionate care and to have it all available at convenient locations near where you live and work.  We’re here for you with a comprehensive prostate cancer program to meet those needs.  We’re in the fight with you and the future is bright for this complicated disease.

Dayton Physicians Network encourages all cancer patients to get the facts about their disease. NCCN is one of many reliable resources with information about prostate and all other types of cancer.

Please contact me if you have any questions about prostate cancer, rsupinger@daytonphysicians.com or call 937.771.2326

 

 

At Dayton Physicians, we’re here for you.  

Newly Updated Esophageal Cancer Resource

 Robin Supinger MBA

 

 

 

 

 

 

Updated and newly redesigned resources for patients with Esophageal Cancer.

This National Comprehensive Cancer Network patient resource is based on the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology for Esophageal and Esophagogastric Junction Cancers.   NCCN Guidelines for Patients-Esophageal Cancer provides basic esophageal cancer information.  Cancer staging, tests and a treatment guide are also included.

 

Dayton Physicians Network encourages all cancer patients to get the facts about their disease. NCCN is but one of many reliable sources of information about esophageal and all other types of cancer.

 

We know that you want to receive the best possible treatment, compassionate care and to have it all available at convenient locations near where you live and work. We offer comprehensive esophageal cancer treatment, including clinical trials and cutting edge technology to meet those needs.

 

We’re here for you.