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Beaumont, Royal Oak breaks ground on Proton Therapy Center to treat cancer

Construction has begun on a new Proton Therapy Center at Beaumont Hospital’s Cancer Institute in Royal Oak. Proton therapy is a newer, high-tech alternative to treating certain cancers. The benefits: a scanning beam of proton radiation with online image guidance offers greater precision to destroy cancerous cells, sparing healthy tissue with fewer side effects. This will be the first single-room proton treatment center of its kind in Michigan.

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Beaumont’s inflatable colon display highlights Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Because March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Beaumont Health System is stepping up its community awareness efforts. Area residents are invited to see a large, inflatable human colon on display at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak from March 2-6 and the Beaumont Hospital, Troy from March 10-13.

After removal of large tumor, Rochester Hills youth back playing hockey

On Nov. 1, Owen May, 12, of Rochester Hills, experienced abdominal pain. How bad was it? Bad enough for the avid hockey player to tell his coaches he could no longer skate halfway through practice. That’s when his assistant coach and father, Kevin, knew Owen’s stomach pain needed medical attention.

Stalking a superbug: Beaumont program keeps antibiotic-resistant CRE at bay

There’s a relatively unknown, hidden or “stealth” bug that’s making big problems for some hospitals. It’s called Carapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae. CRE is listed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as one of the top three bug threats. It has a 50 percent mortality rate.

Beaumont, Royal Oak breaks ground on Proton Therapy Center to treat cancer

Construction has begun on a new Proton Therapy Center at Beaumont, Royal Oak. Proton therapy is a newer, high-tech alternative to treating certain cancers. The benefits: a scanning beam of proton radiation with online image guidance offers greater precision to destroy cancerous cells, sparing healthy tissue with fewer side effects. This will be the first single-room proton treatment center of its kind in Michigan.

Not just for wrinkles: Botox injections help man overcome overactive bladder

With more than 17 million Americans with overactive bladders, drug companies have been busy developing medicines for people with incontinence issues. Unfortunately, many of the medicines don’t work or people can’t tolerate the drugs because they became nauseous or get dry mouth problems; 80 percent of people stop taking pills prescribed to them for incontinence. There are other options, including botox.