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TomoTherapy

Each rotation will treat a slice of the tumor target, precisely focusing the radiation around the entire tumor.The overall effect is to protect the normal tissue, by only exposing it to a small dose of radiation, while the tumor receives a larger, potentially more effective dose.


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Health Tip of the Day

Watching for Trans Fat

Trans fat has joined saturated fat on the "bad fat" list. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) now requires nutrition labels to include the amount of trans fat in each food. Doughnuts, french fries, margarine and fried chicken are some examples of foods that contain trans fat, which is worse for the heart than saturated fat. The FDA has estimated that listing trans fat content on labels will save 2,000 to 5,600 lives a year, as people either choose more healthful foods or manufacturers change their recipes to leave out the fat.

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Cholesterol
There's a lot of news about cholesterol these days, and with good reason. High cholesterol contributes to heart disease, which kills more Americans than all cancers combined. A regular exercise routine and good eating habits — along with medication if your doctor recommends it — can keep cholesterol levels under control and lower your risk of heart disease.

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Cancer
Learn how to become a proactive patient. Understand your treatment choices. Get the latest news on advances in cancer. If you or a loved one is facing cancer, you’ll want to explore the Cancer Knowledgebase, with separate sections on more than 60 types of the disease.

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