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The why and how radiation performs it’s role as a treatment for oncologists is as follows.When the photon hits the electron that ultimately damages the DNA, radiation has acted directly.  However, when the photon hits an electron, that ionizes water forming hydroxyl radicals that float around and hit the DNA, …

The linear accelerator was developed by Henry Kaplan at Stanford University.  The treatment of malignant and non-malignant conditions was limited by skin toxicities.  Linear accelerators generate high energy treatment regimens.  The physician must examine the patient and determine if the cancer patient should be treated with radiation therapy.  He must …

Small cell lung cancer looks like oats under the microscope.  It begins in the bronchi; and then quickly grows and spreads to other parts of the body; including the lymph nodes.  Small cell lung cancer occurs as less than 20% of all lung cancers; and is typically caused by tobacco …

Alzheimer’s disease is a slow , fatal disease of the  brain affecting 1 out of 10 people over the age of 65.  No one is immune.  The disease come on gradually.  As two normal protein fragments, called plaques and tangles accumulate in the brain, and kill brain cells.  They start …

Radiation therapy is using high voltage radiation.  An x-ray is typically around 120,000 volts.  Radiation therapists use approximately 6 million volts.  There are transformers in the machine that produce that. The size of the machines are big and bulky.  It’s like a big x-ray machine.  The patients don’t feel or …

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia is the most common form of leukemia found in adults in the Western World.  Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia can be asymptomatic for prolonged periods of time.  It’s initial symptoms include lymph node enlargement and anemia.  Progression of the disease can lead to bone marrow impairment, a decline in …

Multiple Sclerosis is a demyelinating disease that affects human beings.  The myelin on the nerves is damaged.  This is the insulation of the nerves.  The repair of the nerves or remyelination of the nerves may be a form of treatment of Multiple Sclerosis in the future.    Some symptoms of …

For kidney patients, dialysis is an effective way of preserving life; but transplantation of the kidney is the optimal choice.  Now, with immunosuppressive medications, less than 20% of kidney transplant patients realize rejection.  The rejection of the new kidneys by the patients decreased dramatically around 1995; and the discovery of …

BY NJ.COM A former employee of Ardagh Glass claims he was wrongfully fired because he tested positive for marijuana, something he was legally prescribed to ease the pain he suffers because of Marfan syndrome, a suit says. Joseph B. Cobb III claims in a lawsuit filed in Superior Court in …

Article from Hollywood Reporter The home of Big Bang Theory star Johnny Galecki has been destroyed in a wildfire in California. Nicole Perna, a spokeswoman for the 42-year-old actor, says his home on a ranch in the San Luis Obispo area was destroyed by the wildfire on the state’s central coast. By …