Dr. Katherine Griem, radiation oncologist at Rush University Medical Center, joins us on this episode of "Battling and Beating Cancer." Dr. Griem discusses the important role of x-rays, CT scans, MRIs, and PET scans in the diagnosis, screening, and monitoring of cancer. Dr. Griem also explains the role of radiation treatment for blood cancer, breast cancer, and various other forms of cancer, including: how radiation therapy works; the various ways in which radiation is delivered (external beam, seeds, RIT); developments; and the future of radiation treatments. Dr. Griem also provides important insights and tips for patients undergoing radiation therapy. You won’t want to miss this episode – it is “Must See Cancer TV.”
Chicago Blood Cancer Foundation’s “Battling And Beating Cancer” Show is a dynamic show providing information and covering topics of interest to people impacted by cancer. Many episodes are focused on blood cancer (lymphoma, leukemia, and myeloma). Hosts Scott Seaman and Charlene McMann Seaman interview doctors, advocates and others and take viewers calls on air. This site also features videos relating to Chicago Blood Cancer Foundation. Visit Chicago Blood Cancer Foundation at www.chicagobloodcancer.org Battling and Beating Cancer airs originally on CAN TV in Chicago (Channel 21 on Comcast, RCN, and WOW cable systems) on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. Central Time. The show is produced by Chicago Blood Cancer Foundation. Please listen on demand to Chicago Blood Cancer Foundation’s companion “Battling And Beating Cancer" Radio Show on Blog Talk Radio. The radio show addresses issues of interest for people impacted by various forms of cancer. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/battling-and-beating-cancer. The information provided on “Battling And Beating Cancer” is for general informational purposes only and is not intended to constitute medical advice to any specific individual. Patients should discuss their medical conditions and treatments with their own physicians and health care providers. The information provided is for informational purposes. Patients should consult with their physicians and other professional advisors regarding their own condition.