Beaumont Dr. Jessie Wobb says instead of treating partial breast radiation over a series of weeks — she can do it in just five days.
Radiation to the chest can damage the heart’s valves and the protective sac around the heart.
In the past, treating early stage partial breast cancer with radiation took 6 weeks, recently it’s been reduced to five days and now an area doctor believes the regimen can be given in just two days.
Some people in northern Indiana, near the Michigan border, were alarmed Friday after a website reported readings indicating that radiation levels were at a catastrophic level.
Michigan cancer patients won’t have to travel out-of-state any more for an accurate and effective therapy that treats the disease. The state’s first cancer-killing Proton Therapy Center is on the horizon.
Officials stress that Michigan residents are in no danger after tests on an air sample have picked up very low levels of radiation.
The growing threat in Japan over nuclear radiation, has created fears locally of exposure and some folks are asking whether any potassium iodide is available here.
WWJ and Fox Two Business Editor Murray Feldman says the automaker calls it a “precaution.”
As authorities race to combat the threat of multiple nuclear reactor meltdowns in Japan some people are wondering how effective iodine tablets are in combating exposure to radiation?
When major catastrophes occur, such as the devastation involving exposure to large amounts of radiation in Japan, the challenges of returning to a normal life can seem insurmountable.