October 25, 2019 – According to the American Cancer Society there
is no sure way to prevent breast cancer. However, if diagnosed early,
there are a variety of treatment options, including the new
CyberKnife® M6™ Series robotic radiation technology, available at Southeast Georgia Health System’s
Cancer Care Center.
Although its name suggests scalpels, operating rooms and recovery time,
CyberKnife® treatment involves no cutting, no pain and no hospital
stay. It is a safe alternative to surgery for the treatment of cancerous
and non-cancerous tumors anywhere in the body--including the breast. CyberKnife
delivers precise dose distributions with extreme accuracy over a minimum
number of treatments, reducing side effects and preserving patients’
quality of life.
On Wednesday, Oct. 30, 12:30-1:30 p.m., the Golden Isles YMCA Lunch and
Learn topic will be “CyberKnife: Treating Breast Cancer in Five
Days.” Presented by guest speaker
Timothy A. Jamieson, M.D., Ph.D., board-certified radiation oncologist and medical director of the Health
System’s Cancer Care Centers and CyberKnife program, the lecture
will include important information on breast cancer, from prevention to
diagnosis, treatment and recovery.
The Golden Isles YMCA is located at 144 Scranton Connector, Brunswick.
Seating is limited and pre-registration is required by calling the YMCA
at 912-265-4100. A YMCA membership is not required to attend; the Lunch
and Learn is open to the public, and lunch will be provided by Cheddar’s
Scratch Kitchen at no charge to attendees.