Top 5 Benefits of CyberKnife

 

Austin CyberKnife treats malignant and benign tumors with a specialized form of radiation therapy called stereotactic radiosurgery. Delivered with advanced CyberKnife® technology, the treatment is noninvasive and complete within five or fewer outpatient sessions. Treatment with CyberKnife offers many benefits for patients who may be concerned with maintaining their quality of life during and after […]

 

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Your Patient Experience: The CyberKnife Treatment Room

 

For patients preparing to receive stereotactic radiosurgery, safety is among the most important aspects of patient care. In CyberKnife® treatment, one safeguard for patient safety is the treatment room. As you receive treatment, there are several ways the treatment room provides a safe environment for you while also protecting others from radiation exposure. Custom design: […]

 

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Choosing Treatment: The Importance of American College of Radiology Accreditation

 

After determining your preferred cancer treatment method, there are a number of factors that may impact which treatment center is the best for you. Patients and their loved ones often consider physician expertise and insurance, but may not know about another aspect to consider – accreditation and certification. At Austin CyberKnife each treating physician has been […]

 

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Patient Resources: ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer

 

ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer is a national organization dedicated to advancing research, encouraging action and providing education to support men and their families. The organization offers a number of resources including a Prostate Cancer 101 Brochure, detailed information on detection and diagnosis and co-pay assistance. Advocates can participate in runs/walks, golf and […]

 

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How Does CyberKnife Track Tumors?

 

In preparation for CyberKnife® treatment, our team works to help you understand all aspects of the technology and treatment process. Some of our frequently asked questions are related to the accuracy of the CyberKnife. To ensure the CyberKnife stays on target as the robotic arm moves around you delivering radiation, the Austin CyberKnife clinical team […]

 

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Patient Resources: Seton Brain and Spine Tumor Support Group

 

As a proud member of the Seton Healthcare Family, we encourage our patients to take advantage of the extensive resources our network offers. The Seton Brain and Spine Institute, which ranks as the largest and most comprehensive neuroscience program in Central Texas, recently launched a brain and spine tumor support group open to patients, survivors […]

 

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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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Explaining CyberKnife: Radiation Exposure

 

CyberKnife® stereotactic radiosurgery is a treatment option for cancerous and noncancerous lesions. This noninvasive treatment delivers high-dose radiation to tumors from different angles adjusting for tumor and patient movement (breathing) during treatment. While the phrase “high-dose radiation” can be intimidating, CyberKnife treatment actually decreases the potential for damaging healthy tissue around a tumor due to […]

 

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New Year’s Resolutions: Tips for Reducing Your Risk of Cancer

 

While New Year’s resolutions to commit to a healthy lifestyle can improve weight and fitness, they can also have a huge impact on your long-term health. Introducing these healthy habits to your daily routine can significantly lower your risks of cancer diagnosis and have lasting benefits to overall health. Get Active – Maintaining a fitness routine […]

 

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Patient Resources: Questions to Ask Your Doc

 

Asking questions and reviewing your medical history with a doctor can help you make informed decisions and helps your doctor administer the quality of care you need. Austin CyberKnife encourages our patients to prepare a list of questions before their consultation. Here are a few sample questions you may want to ask your doctor: What […]

 

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