Category: Well in Your 40s & 50s

Conversations for those in their 40s and 50s

TrueBeam Radiation Therapy System Blends Precise Cancer Treatment with Patient Comfort

TrueBeam machineMost likely, you know someone who has gone through cancer treatment. And oftentimes, treatment includes radiation oncology (aka radiation therapy). This uses beams of high-energy X-rays or radiation implants to eliminate tumors. Thankfully, advances in radiation therapy make the lifesaving treatment quicker, safer, more comfortable and more precise.

If you live in Central Massachusetts, you’re lucky to have these advances right in your own backyard.

Is Colonoscopy Prep Keeping You Away?

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Guest Blogger: Benjamin Hyatt, MD, UMass Memorial Medical Center, Division of Gastroenterology

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, so it’s time to discuss an uncomfortable topic: colon health. Let’s start with the bad news: Colorectal cancer is the third most common form of cancer in the United States. But here’s some good news:  it’s most often preventable.