Radiation Therapy for Lung Cancer

 

For lung cancer patients, treatment can be more complex because of the location of the tumor and tumor movement as a patient breathes during treatment. CyberKnife® provides a noninvasive treatment option called stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for inoperable tumors and those patients seeking an alternative to lung cancer surgery. A benefit of using CyberKnife […]

 

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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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What to Expect during CyberKnife Lung Cancer Treatment

 

Austin CyberKnife treats lung cancer tumors and lesions with stereotactic body radiation therapy using advanced CyberKnife® technology. Our team strives to make each patient experience as simple and comfortable as possible. Watch the video below to become more familiar with the CyberKnife treatment process for lung cancer. This is not intended as medical advice to […]

 

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Cancer Control Month: Radiation Therapy for Lung Cancer Metastases

 

April is National Cancer Control Month, a national awareness holiday that aims to highlight advancements in prevention, detection and treatment of all cancers. One important aspect of cancer control for patients is the treatment of metastases. Metastases occur when a cancer spreads from its original location to another place in the body. Though the cancer […]

 

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Detecting Lung Cancer

 

Lung cancer is among the toughest cancers to diagnose early because of its non-specific symptoms and a widely accepted screening process has not been adopted yet. While the method to diagnose each individual is a different process, here are some things to consider when learning more about lung cancer detection. Symptoms include wheezing, new and […]

 

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Research Notes: Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy for Lung Cancer

 

In the long-term fight against lung cancer, researchers worldwide have been working to determine prevention, early detection and treatment options. Read up on the latest research highlighting efficacy of stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for lung cancer: Virginia Hospital Center and Georgetown University Hospital highlighted results showing that combining SBRT with other forms of treatment […]

 

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ACS 2014 Lung Cancer Statistics

 

The American Cancer Society recently released its 2014 Cancer Facts and Figures report, estimating 1,665,540 new cancer cases in the U.S., with 224,210 being new lung cancer cases. While the number of estimated new lung cancer cases is down slightly from last year, the report indicates that for another year in a row, lung cancer accounts […]

 

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CVS to Stop Selling Cigarettes

 

Taking the first step towards a healthier image, CVS recently announced that it will stop selling cigarette and tobacco products in all locations nationwide by October of this year. The bold move stems from the drugstore’s decision to focus on promoting health and becoming a bigger health care provider. With tobacco remaining the No. 1 […]

 

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From TIME: Smoke from E-Cigs Poses Some Second-Hand Risks

 

With the popularity of e-cigarettes on the rise, many in the health care field are raising concerns about the dangers of smokeless cigarettes. TIME magazine reported on a recent study published in the Nicotine and Tobacco Research Journal showing that e-cigarettes generate enough nicotine emissions that the vapors can be inhaled by someone near the […]

 

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Recommendation of CT Scan for Lung Cancer Made Final

 

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) issued a final recommendation statement related to Lung Cancer Screening. Released on December 30, the USPSTF recommends annual low-dose CT scans for current and former smokers aged 55 and over. The recommendation defines former smokers as those who quit within the past 15 years. The USPSTF is an […]

 

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