Presentation: Prostate Cancer Screenings

 

If you or a loved one is at risk for prostate cancer, it’s important to know when screening is recommended. View our presentation below to learn more about types of prostate cancer screenings and industry guidelines. This is not intended as medical advice to replace the expertise and judgment of your health care team. It […]

 

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Choosing a Treatment for Prostate Cancer: Things to Consider

 

After receiving a prostate cancer diagnosis, it’s common for patients to take action immediately. Fortunately, for many prostate cancer patients, the disease is slow growing and allows for more time to make an informed treatment decision. When discussing options with your doctor an important factor is the treatment method’s overall effectiveness in treating the disease. […]

 

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Insurance Policy Update: Blue Cross Blue Shield Texas Now Covers SBRT for Prostate Cancer

 

Blue Cross Blue Shield Texas recently announced it has updated its position on stereotactic body radiation therapy for prostate cancer. A recent policy update now covers the treatment for early and intermediate stage prostate cancer. The BCBS policy change follows similar updates from insurance providers and research organizations across the country that have announced support […]

 

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Prostate Cancer Awareness Month: Understanding Your Family History

 

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, a time when families and health care professionals can work together to highlight the importance of prostate health education and research advocacy. In honor of the national campaign, Austin CyberKnife is working to highlight important risk factors for prostate cancer. The American Cancer Society estimates 1 man in 7 […]

 

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The Latest Research: CyberKnife for Prostate Cancer

 

If you’re considering stereotactic body radiation therapy for your prostate cancer diagnosis, below are a few recently published studies to help you learn more about how CyberKnife® can help you. If you have any questions, please call or request more information. Georgetown University published the results of their study titled, “Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy for Clinically […]

 

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SBRT for Prostate Cancer: How The CyberKnife Linear Accelerator Treats with Precision

 

Each component of the CyberKnife® machine plays an important role in providing stereotactic body radiation therapy to prostate cancer patients. As the CyberKnife moves around the body during treatment, the parts work together to ensure patients receive treatment quickly and efficiently. The linear accelerator is one of the most important tools of the CyberKnife machine. […]

 

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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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Preparing for CyberKnife Treatment for Prostate Cancer

 

The treatment process at Austin CyberKnife is focused on the patient as we aim to provide the best experience possible. If you are preparing for CyberKnife® treatment for prostate cancer, here are a few steps to take to ensure you are completely comfortable before treatment begins. Ask questions – As your physician talks through the procedure, […]

 

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Men’s Health Month: Understanding Prostate Cancer Screenings

 

In an effort to increase awareness of men’s health issues, June is designated as Men’s Health Month. This time provides an opportunity for organizations across the country to come together to offer health education, screenings and other resources to men and their families to increase prevention strategies and early diagnosis and treatment of diseases. Prostate […]

 

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Stages of Prostate Cancer

 

If you or a loved one has received a prostate cancer diagnosis, an essential part of the decision on how to treat it is having an understanding of the stages of the disease. To learn more about prostate cancer and its stages, view our presentation below.

 

 

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