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Moments in Medicine - The Nebraska Medical Center

Single Dose Radiation Dramatically Reduces Breast Cancer Treatment Time

Women with breast cancer can have their radiation therapy time reduced from six weeks of daily treatments to just one single treatment immediately following a lumpectomy. "This is a huge game-changer for breast cancer treatment," said James Edney, MD, surgical oncologist at The Nebraska Medical Center. The new treatment promises the same effectiveness as the six-week regimen. The medical center is the only hospital in the region to offer this therapy. Read more.


Holistic Approach to Healing

The Life Renewal Center is dedicated to providing a more positive and healing experience for cancer patients by supporting their personal and physical needs during treatment and recovery. Located inside the Village Pointe Cancer Center, the Life Renewal Center provides the tools to help cancer patients and their loved ones cope during this difficult time. Watch video.


Breast Reconstructive Surgery Done Naturally

Plastic surgeon Frederick Durden Jr., MD, uses a breast reconstruction technique that uses a woman’s own tissue to reconstruct the breasts.


Nationally, only 25 to 30 percent of women who have a mastectomy undergo reconstruction. Dr. Durden hopes to raise that number not only by providing another surgical option, but by doing a better job of educating women at the right time.


Many times, the surgery can be performed the same day as the mastectomy. Learn more about the procedure and how it was the right solution for one Omaha woman. Read more.

"When people are happier and feeling good about themselves, that can help them tolerate therapy better. Our goal is to help them through their cancer experience in the best way possible and to be able to confidently go back to work or to the other parts of their lives."

Beth Reed, MD, oncologist and medical director of the Village Pointe Cancer Center

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