Interviews with Five Local Cancer Specialists to Air Nationally

Five local cancer specialists have been chosen to appear on national broadcasts of the award-winning medical show, “American Health Journal.”

Online PR News – 22-March-2011 – – (FORT MYERS, FLA. February 27, 2011)—Five local cancer specialists have been chosen to appear on national broadcasts of the award-winning medical show, “American Health Journal.”
The physicians first filmed their segments for the local showing of “American Health Journal,” which airs at 11 a.m. Sundays on WINK TV. After reviewing the content of the segments, the show decided to feature the physicians nationally in markets such as Gainesville, Houston, San Diego, Salt Lake City, Knoxville and Palm Springs.
Drs. James Orr, Edward Grendys and Fadi Abu Shahin with Florida Gynecologic Oncology will appear on the television show the week of March 7 through 13 to discuss advancements in gynecological cancer care.
Drs. Orr, Grendys and Abu Shahin are gynecologic oncologists who provide women with access to the latest treatment advancements and technologies for the best possible outcomes in the treatment of gynecological cancers.
Radiation Oncologist Dr. Constantine Mantz will be featured on “American Health Journal” the week of March 21 through 27 to talk about new treatments and technologies for prostate cancer. Dr. Mantz will discuss the benefits of Calypso Medical’s GPS for the Body®. Calypso’s GPS for the Body is a real-time tracking system that detects any slight movement of the prostate during radiation therapy to ensure the cancer is receiving the full effects of the radiation while protecting adjacent healthy tissue and organs.
Dr. Mantz, the director of research for 21st Century Oncology, was the lead author on a research study about the Calypso system that showed a reduction in the side effects of radiation therapy when the Calypso system was part of the treatment. The study was published in Urology, the journal for the International Society of Urologists.
“The treatment options and advanced technologies now available to treat cancer are light years ahead of what we had to work with 20 years ago,” Dr. Mantz says. “Cancer is a continually evolving disease, and we have to work constantly to keep up and provide better and better treatment options for our patients.’
Dr. Rie Aihara, a general surgeon and Medical Director of Regional Breast Care, a division of 21st Century Oncology, appeared on “American Health Journal” the week of Feb. 21 through 27 to discuss technological advancements in the treatment of breast cancer. Dr. Aihara focused particularly on the new diagnostic imaging technology that can detect breast cancer at even earlier stages.
“Breast cancer is one of the top two most diagnosed cancers in women, but it is very treatable if it’s caught early. Making women and men aware of their options for detection and treatment is critical to safeguarding their health,” Dr. Aihara says.
For more than 20 years, “American Health Journal” has been interviewing physicians about the latest medical treatments and technologies and even following the physicians into their workplaces to see how they interact with patients and staff. More than 3,000 physicians nationwide have been interviewed for the show.

About 21st Century Oncology
Headquartered in Fort Myers, 21st Century Oncology, Inc. is a leading developer and operator of radiation therapy centers in the U.S. For 30 years, 21st Century Oncology has been committed to providing premier, quality, cost-effective radiation therapy services that are responsive to the needs of its patients through continuous improvement and innovation. The company operates in 16 states and has more than 20 offices in Southwest Florida.

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