Research Study: Cancer Patients Want Input in Treatment Plans

 

A recent study published in JAMA Oncology explored whether shared decision-making was associated with patient ratings of care quality and physician communication. Researchers gathered data on more than 5,300 patients with colon or lung cancer who participated in the Cancer Care Outcomes Research and Surveillance Consortium study. These patients reported their role in over 10,000 […]

 

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National Cancer Control Month: Knowing Your Risk of Diagnosis

 

Every April, Cancer Control Month highlights advances in the fight against cancer and progress toward effective cancer control. The initiatives of Cancer Control Month aim not only to raise awareness of prevention and screening methods, but also help support those who have been diagnosed and are currently battling the disease. There are several factors that […]

 

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Head, Neck and Lung Cancer Screening: Study Shows Coupling Scans Could Improve Early Detection, Survival

 

In a recent study completed by the University of Pittsburgh, researchers discovered that screening for head and neck cancer, in addition to lung cancer for eligible candidates, could improve early detection and survival rates. The study analyzed records of more than 3,500 people enrolled in a lung screening program to determine if these participants had […]

 

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Tests to Determine a Cancer Diagnosis

 

If cancer is suspected, your physician may recommend conducting one or more tests to confirm a diagnosis and verify the type and stage of cancer. Note that there are a variety of diagnostic tests for cancer and the recommended test(s) vary with each patient. Below are a few tests that your doctor may suggest for […]

 

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Infographic: Texas Lung Cancer 2015 Statistics

 

Lung cancer is widely known as the disease responsible for the most cancer-related deaths nationwide. View the infographic below to learn more about the American Cancer Society’s forecasts for how many people will be affected by lung cancer in Texas and throughout the country in 2015. If you or a loved one faces a lung […]

 

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Cancer Prevention Month: Monitoring for Metastatic Cancer

 

February is National Cancer Prevention Month, a period focused on rededicating attention to our health and the health of our loved ones. For many cancer survivors and current cancer patients, monitoring for symptoms of recurrent and/or metastatic cancer is an important part of detecting advanced disease as early as possible. The American Cancer Society notes […]

 

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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Announce Coverage for Low Dose Computed Tomography Lung Cancer Screenings 

 

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that screenings for lung cancer with low dose computed tomography (LDCT) will now be covered by Medicare. The coverage is effective immediately.  A long-awaited decision, this is the first time Medicare has covered lung cancer screening and is important news for Medicare patients seeking preventive […]

 

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Why You Should Consider a Lung Cancer Screening

 

For patients at higher risk for lung cancer such as long-time heavy smokers, screening for lung cancer can be a good opportunity for early detection. A lung cancer screening tests for cancer before a patient presents any symptoms to potentially catch the disease at an early stage when it will be easiest to treat. According […]

 

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Presentation: Austin CyberKnife Honors 9 Years of Cancer-Fighting Treatment

 

Since launching in 2005, Austin CyberKnife has expanded treatment offerings from primarily treatment of brain tumors to treatment of tumors throughout the body, including the lungs and prostate. We are proud of the achievements our team has made in the care of our patients. View our presentation below to learn more about us. This is […]

 

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Lung Cancer Presentation: 2014 American Cancer Society Facts and Figures

 

Each year the American Cancer Society releases updated facts and figures highlighting trends and forecasts in the cancer industry. View our presentation below for the latest information on lung cancer. For the full report, click here.

 

 

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