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The Treatment of Lymphedema


Lymphedema of the arm and/or breast is commonly associated with breast cancer surgery and/or radiation therapy for breast cancer. Surgery that involves removal of the lymph nodes under the arm (axillary dissection) can cause lymphedema because of the mechanical disruption Read more

Testicular Cancer: What Every Man Should Know


However, it is the most common malignancy in men between 20 and 34. There is considerable geographic variation with the highest incidence being in North American White males. Factors such as cryptorchidism (undescended testis), or gonadal dysgenesis are known Read more

Skin Cancer


Skin cancers are divided into two general types –Melanoma and Non-Melanoma Non-melanoma cancers are primarily basal cell carcinomas and squamous cell carcinomas. 75% of skin cancers are basal cell carcinomas with 2.8 million cases diagnosed annually. Basal cell carcinomas tend Read more

ACR Accreditation Acheived

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Local radiation oncology practice is the only facility in Northern Virginia to receive ACR accreditation

Fairfax City, VA – October 14, 2008 – Associates in Radiation Oncology in Fairfax City, Va., has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in external beam radiation therapy as the result of a recent survey by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

Associates in Radiation Oncology is the only free-standing radiation oncology practice in Northern Virginia to be ACR accredited.

ACR, headquartered in Reston, Va., awards accreditation to facilities for the achievementof high practice standards after a peer-review evaluation of the practice. Evaluations are conducted by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. They assess the qualifications of the personnel and the adequacy of facility equipment. The surveyors report their findings to the ACR’s Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report.

ACR is a national organization serving more than 32,000 diagnostic-interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists and nuclear medicine
and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive healthcare services.

About Associates in Radiation Oncology
Associates in Radiation Oncology (ARO) is dedicated to the treatment of cancer using a comprehensive approach that begins with state-of-the-art technologies that are integrated into a caring and compassionate environment. ARO believe personal attention to detail is as important as delivering optimal treatments. ARO is the only free-standing facility in Northern Virginia and is certified by American College of Radiology (one of only five radiation therapy facilities in the state of Virginia to receive this accreditation). ARO is led by Dr. Anu Gupta recognized in Washingtonian magazine as one of Washington, D.C.’s top doctors. For more information, visitwww.raddocs.com.