Brain Tumor Awareness Month: Types of Tumors and Treatment Options

 

According to the American Brain Tumor Association, nearly 700,000 people in the U.S. are living with a brain tumor. May is recognized nationally as Brain Tumor Awareness Month, a period devoted to spreading awareness about brain tumors through community-powered education and providing opportunities to get involved and offer support for those affected by the disease. […]

 

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Dr. Doug Rivera Talks Metastatic Cancer on KXAN Studio 512

 

Austin CyberKnife medical director and radiation oncologist Dr. Doug Rivera discussed the benefits of CyberKnife® for treating metastatic cancer on KXAN-TV’s “Studio 512.” Watch his segment below to learn more about CyberKnife treatment. This is not intended as medical advice to replace the expertise and judgment of your health care team. It is intended to help […]

 

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Study: Metastatic Brain Tumor Patients Under 50 Show Improved Survival Rates with Stereotactic Radiosurgery

 

A recent study published in the official journal of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) found that cancer patients with limited brain metastases who are under 50 years old could benefit from stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) without whole brain radiation therapy (WBRT).  The study analyzed patient data from the three largest randomized clinical trials of SRS […]

 

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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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When Cancer Comes Back: Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Recurrent Cancer

 

When patients receive a recurrent cancer diagnosis, they may worry that their treatment options are limited due to surgery or radiation therapy previously used to treat their primary cancer. CyberKnife stereotactic radiosurgery may be an option when cancer comes back. CyberKnife delivers precisely targeted radiation directly to the recurrent tumor(s), located in the head and […]

 

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From Our Patients: Metastatic Melanoma CyberKnife Patient Testimonial

 

For patients with metastatic tumors, CyberKnife® technology treats these recurrent cancer lesions with hundreds of precisely angled high dose radiation beams. CyberKnife is so accurate that treatment can be done in areas of the body that have already received radiation therapy, including tumors located near critical structures such as the spinal cord. Former patient, M. […]

 

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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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What is Metastatic Cancer?

 

Metastatic cancer occurs when cancerous cells spread from a primary cancer site to other parts of the body. Despite spreading to another location within the body, the cancer is considered an extension of the original tumor. For example, lung cancer that spreads to the liver is considered metastatic lung cancer. Metastatic cancers are difficult to monitor […]

 

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