Marion and Citrus County News

21st Century Oncology in Central Florida Earns Prestigious Accreditation from the American College of Radiation Oncology ›

December 06, 2016

OCALA, Fla. – 21st Century Oncology is proud to announce that its cancer treatment centers in Central Florida have earned the prestigious American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO) accreditation. The Ocala and Beverly Hills centers earned the distinction by a thorough, objective and impartial peer review of both facilities

Marion County Resident Draws Attention to Rising Rates of Lung Cancer Among Women ›

October 14, 2016

OCALA, Fla. – Almost a decade ago, retired insurance manager Pat Peterson, 66, thought she had the flu, but started coughing up blood and finally went to a doctor. She was immediately admitted to the hospital where a CT scan revealed a tumor in her lung that was also involving lymph nodes. It was small cell lung cancer.

Citrus County Chronicle Features Prostate Cancer Patient and Ocala Radiation Oncologist to Raise Awareness ›

September 16, 2016

Prostate cancer survivor Dave Elliott credits Board Certified Ocala Radiation Oncologist Dr. Sandrapaty for saving his life. He spoke with the Citrus County Chronicle to raise awareness for prostate cancer and encourage men to get screened.

Prostate Cancer Survivor Credits Technology for Beating Disease ›

August 16, 2016

CITRUS SPRINGS, Fla. - Dave Elliott moved to Citrus Springs from Minnesota to escape the cold winters. But two years after the move while soaking up the sun, the 74-year-old retired mechanical engineer was told his PSA level rose dramatically, indicating possible prostate disease.

21st Century Oncology Joins Forces with Over 200 Local and National Organizations to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates across the Country ›

February 19, 2016

OCALA, Fla. – Colorectal cancer screening has been proven to save lives. 21st Century Oncology’s cancer treatment center in Ocala, Florida today announced that it has made the pledge to help increase colorectal cancer screening rates by supporting the 80% by 2018 initiative, led by the American Cancer Society (ACS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (an organization co-founded by ACS and CDC).

Ladder Accident Turns Out to Be a Cancer Survivor’s Blessing in Disguise ›

October 07, 2015

HOMOSASSA, Fla. – Things happen for a reason. Maria Schmidt always believed that, but even more so after a cleaning accident helped save her life.

Cancer Signs Often Vague and Unalarming, Especially in Younger Adults ›

August 06, 2015

OCALA, Fla. – Unlike most cancers, Hodgkin’s lymphoma is often a cancer of the young. Nidia Delgado was 35, a busy Ocala working mother of two in 2012. She didn’t think anything of the fatigue, or the occasional night sweats that she attributed to “living in Florida.”

Cystectomy May Not Always Be The Best Treatment for Bladder Cancer ›

June 29, 2015

BEVERLY HILLS, Fla. – A bladder cancer diagnosis most often results in the removal of the patient’s bladder. It is an arduous surgery with a serious risk of infection and major lifestyle impacts. Emily Kelley was 84 when her cancer was discovered. She already had scheduled surgery to have her bladder removed, called a cystectomy, when she met Jayanth G. Rao, M.D., Board-Certified Radiation Oncologist with 21st Century Oncology.

Lung Cancer Is The Leading Cancer Killer ›

May 27, 2015

OCALA, Fla. – Lung cancer kills more Americans than colorectal, breast and prostate cancers combined. It’s so deadly that more than half of those diagnosed will die within a year, according to the American Lung Association.

As Seen in the Citrus County Chronicle: Two doctors have cancer in common ›

January 20, 2015

Citrus County Board Certified Radiation Oncologist Dr. Jayanth Rao was featured in the Citrus County Chronicle discussing how state-of-the-art prostate cancer treatments - available close to home - helped a fellow physician get through the diagnosis. Below is the story that appeared on the front page of the paper.

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