National Women’s Check-up Day: Cancer Screenings

 

May 12 is celebrated as National Women’s Check-up Day. One of the most important aspects of routine check ups includes cancer screenings. Routine cancer screenings aim to find disease at an early stage, before symptoms appear, making the chances for successful treatment greater. Potential screening methods vary by disease but can include physical examinations, laboratory […]

 

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Inspiring Story: Texas Restaurant Owner Sells Restaurant to Help Employee

 

This touching story about a Texas restaurant owner’s extraordinary good deed is an instant heart warmer and an inspiration to pay it forward. When restaurant owner Michael De Beyer found out an employee of his was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor and learned she was unable to afford treatment, this Good Samaritan determined he […]

 

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Cancer Research Update: Clinical Study Discusses SRS for Brain Metastases

 

In an observational study presented at the 2013 annual meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), researchers found data that indicated potential for improved survival rates for patients with brain metastases who received stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). The study compared SRS to whole-brain radiation therapy (WBRT) in 413 patients who were diagnosed with non-small […]

 

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Blog for a Cure: Influential Brain Tumor Blogs

 

The best support when facing a brain tumor diagnosis can often come from someone who experienced the disease firsthand. Below are a few influential brain tumor bloggers who can provide insight to patients and their families. The Liz Army – Liz Salmi chronicles her journey battling brain cancer and her efforts as an advocate for […]

 

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Spotlight On: Brain Tumor Treatment

 

When determining the best treatment for a brain tumor, a number of factors are considered, including the size and location of the tumor. While tumors are most commonly treated with surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy or a combination of those treatments, some patients are unable or unwilling to endure the harsh side effects of conventional radiation […]

 

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Austin CyberKnife Expands Collaboration with Neurosurgeons Citywide to Provide Multispecialty Care for Brain Tumor Patients

 

Austin CyberKnife’s team of physicians has treated 450 patients with brain tumors since the launch of the CyberKnife® program at University Medical Center Brackenridge. The number of brain tumor patients treated with CyberKnife is expected to increase as the center works to raise awareness of CyberKnife as a treatment option through greater collaboration with local […]

 

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