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Bell-ringing ceremonies to mark the end of a cancer treatment are now widespread at cancer clinics around the US. For metastatic cancer patients, who cannot "beat" cancer, the sound of the bell can trigger anger, resentment, resignation, or depression.
When Meeghan DeCagna was diagnosed with a rare GI cancer, called a GIST, and targeted therapy was unsuccessful, her only option was surgery to remove a six pound tumor. She found Director of Surgical Oncology at MedStar Georgetown, Waddah Al-Refaie, MD to lead her complicated operation.
Keith Unger, MD, is a Board-certified radiation oncologist, who specializes in the use of proton therapy and other radiation treatments for gastrointestinal cancers at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.
Aiwu Ruth He, MD, PhD, an associate professor at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, is working with colleagues on research into ways to stem rising liver cancer death rates.
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