We’ve been very busy lately, and so it was 6:30 this evening before the last patient was escorted to the linear accelerator to be treated. She had had a compression fracture of a lumbar vertebra last week due to metastatic breast cancer, and had been in excruciating pain despite a procedure called a vertebroplasty, where… Continue reading Table for One
In this dry Southwestern part of the United States, there are only two seasons: fire season and rainy season. Fire season will end in another month, hopefully without further casualties or homes lost. The rainy season will start, such as it is. Here we average 9 inches of rain a year, and we are perpetually… Continue reading The Leaky Roof
After much preparation, we opened our new radiation therapy department in September 2008. Many many elements and “players” had to come together to produce a new state of the art community cancer center. No detail was overlooked– the existing space had to be renovated to create a more “zen-like” work flow and feel; the front… Continue reading Who Wants to be First?