Meeting the Challenge of Cancer

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The MD-UPDATE oncology issue is always challenging because there are so many stories to tell about Kentucky physicians and their work in prevention and treatment of cancer. In Kentucky there’s on-going research and innovative treatment in medical oncology and radiation; advancements in diagnosis through enhanced radiology; and there’s new post-operative treatment. We’ve included articles on these topics along with the physicians who are practicing their art.

There’s also fundraising to support many of the same medical efforts coupled with patient-centered care. MD-UPDATE brings you closer to two individuals, Lara MacGregor of Hope Scarves and Dr. Jonathan Feddock, UK radiation oncologist and founder of Ironcology, who are committed to their causes of connecting others to cancer care. Nothing shows the depth and breadth of the kind and compassionate human spirit like giving to others.

One comment I heard during our interviews really stuck with me. “We don’t cure cancer, we treat it,” said the doctor. “My patients don’t just survive cancer, they live with it or without it, often very normally and productively.”

Participation

In upcoming issues of MD-UPDATE we’re talking about state-of-the-art neurosurgery in Kentucky, pain medicine, ENT, mental health, internal medicine, geriatrics, and ophthalmology. If you’re practicing one of those specialties, I invite you to contact us and tell us what you’re doing and how are you doing it. Your colleagues will appreciate you for taking that initiative.

Until next time, all the best,

Gil DunnPublisher, MD-Update

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Gil Dunn, publisher: gdunn@md-update.com or (859) 309-0720 phone and fax