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Trying new weapon in cancer fight - IMRT



March 17, 2011 - Article from The Smithtown News March 17th, 2011 By David Ambro


Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy improves prognosis for prostate treatment.


When Lawrence Gray, 66, of Kings Park, was diagnosed with prostate cancer last year, there was at first a feeling of dread he had battled cancer before and it wasn't easy but as he worked with his doctor on a state-of-the art radiation therapy strategy, anxiety turned to hope.

For three years, from 1985 to 1988, Mr. Gray fought off lymphoma, cancer of the lymphatic cells of the immune system. It was three years of torture, he said. He underwent extensive surgery, which included the removal of his spleen, followed by extensive chemotherapy treatment that left him debilitated and facing a lifetime of side effects.

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