Treatment for prostate cancer depends on several factors. And when deciding on the optimal treatment plan, your healthcare team will consider: The type and stage of the cancer Your age and life expectancy Any other serious health conditions you have Possible side effects of treatments Your personal preferences Your feelings (and your doctor’s opinion) about [...]
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Central Florida Cancer Care Center is continuing to treat our patients that are actively under daily treatment. Since most cancers cannot have a lengthy delay in initiating treatment, we are continuing on a timely basis to see new patients that referring physicians send. We are delaying in office follow-ups that are routine. Any of our patients [...]
For the health and safety of our patients and staff, we are monitoring COVID-19, the new coronavirus disease. Our goal is to continue providing excellent care to our patients. If you or anyone in your home have any of the following signs or symptoms, please call our office BEFORE you come in for your appointment. If you meet any of the [...]
Almost half of all men and a third of all women in the United States will receive a cancer diagnosis at some time in their lives. A prostate cancer diagnosis often comes with little warning and can bring on significant anxiety and fear to patients and their families. So, how much does prostate cancer treatment [...]
With prompt and proper treatment, the vast majority of prostate cancer patients are able to overcome the disease. The 5-year survival rate (what percent of men live at least five years after the cancer is found) for most men with local prostate cancer is almost 100%, and 98% are alive after ten years. According to [...]
Orlando Magazine's annual Finest Doctors issue includes two peer-recommended lists that together include more than 600 Orlando physicians. These lists feature two of our radiation oncologists that have earned the title of Top Doctor and Best Doctor. What is the Best Doctors List? Being selected for the Best Doctors in America® List includes the nation’s [...]
A cancer diagnosis can often bring alarm and trepidation to patients and their families, and prostate cancer is no different. Following diagnosis, it is critical for patients to properly plan for prostate cancer treatment, understand the treatment process, and inform themselves as much as possible to minimize any unfounded worries and fears. “Many patients come in, [...]
According to the National Cancer Institute, almost 40% of men and women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer at one point in their lives. A cancer diagnosis comes with an array of personal and emotional challenges including increased stress, worry, fear, and instability. When radiation therapy and its potential side effects are thrown [...]
Drs. Lester and Gossain Selected as Top Physicians in 2018 Reader’s Choice for Orlando Family Magazineinsightmg2018-08-16T16:05:42+00:00
Steven G. Lester, M.D., F.A.C.R.O., and Maneesh Gossain, M.D., were selected as two of Orlando’s leading radiation oncology physicians as chosen by readers of Orlando Family Magazine in their 2018 Reader’s Choice poll for Top Physicians. The 2018 Reader’s Choice Top Physicians list includes 251 physicians across 52 specialties throughout our community who make the [...]
There are several different types of radiation therapy. Radiation oncology, or radiation therapy, uses streams of high-energy particles or waves, such as x-rays or electrons to shrink tumors and destroy cancer cells. Roughly half of all cancer patients receive some type of radiation therapy at one point during the term of their treatment. Steven G. [...]