Screening Guidelines for Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in American men.  While the disease is prevalent across the country, the screening guidelines are not.  Prostate cancer screenings have always been somewhat controversial because the tests often alert physicians to the presence of cancer, but there is no precise way to determine, definitively, whether the cancer

Comparing CyberKnife and Proton Therapy

Radiation therapy can be classified according to the types of radiation particles or waves that are used to deliver the treatment.  The three major types of radiation therapy are photons, electrons, or protons.  While all three types have similar effects on tumor tissue and damage cancer cells, photons and electrons are the most readily available,

Treating Brain Tumors with CyberKnife Technology

More than any other cancer or condition, brain tumors can have lasting and life-altering physical, cognitive, and psychological impacts on a patient’s life.  It is important to find the treatment that is right for you and will treat the tumor while minimizing radiation exposure to surrounding healthy tissue. The CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery System is a

Men’s Health: Know Your Numbers

On average, women live longer than men and researchers estimate that the gap in longevity will continue.  According to the U.S. Census Bureau, women’s life expectancy is projected to reach 87.3 years by 2060, compared with 83.9 years for men. There are a few factors while the mortality rate for men is higher, but overall, men are

National Brain Tumor Awareness Month

May is National Brain Tumor Awareness Month.  Driven by advancement in research, surgical techniques, genetic discoveries, and much more, it has never been a better time to take action on brain tumors. The National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS), an organization whose mission is to unrelentingly invest in, mobilize, and unite our community to discover a

Louisville CyberKnife Welcomes Alden Klarer, M.D.

Louisville CyberKnife announced that radiation oncologist Alden Klarer, M.D. has joined their cancer care treatment team. Dr. Klarer received her medical doctorate from the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky, where she also completed her internship and residency. Dr. Klarer has had a strong interest in the field of oncology since taking her first job after college

Treating Metastatic Brain Tumors with CyberKnife Technology

Lung cancer often spreads to the brain.  About 10 percent of patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) have brain metastases at their initial diagnosis and as many as 40 percent will eventually develop metastatic brain tumors at some stage during their illness. Vivian Wilson was part of that 40 percent.  The 57-year-old Kentucky resident

Cancer Screen Week 2020

Cancer Screen Week 2020According to the American Cancer Society, almost 607,000 people are expected to die from cancer in 2020. Regular screening can help find certain cancers early when they are most likely to be treated successfully. This Cancer Screen Week (Dec 7-11), help us raise awareness and learn more of the potentially lifesaving benefits

Types of Trigeminal Neuralgia: Typical vs. Atypical

Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a rare and excruciating nerve disorder that can occur when a blood vessel compresses the trigeminal nerve, the largest nerve in the head, and causes debilitating pain in various parts of the face and jaw region. Trigeminal neuralgia is usually categorized as typical or atypical, with symptoms differing depending on the

Hypofractionated Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, many cancer patients are having to make the difficult decision to continue with their current cancer regimen or delay treatments.  Cancer patients and physicians must carefully weigh the potential benefit of routine cancer care versus the risk of COVID-19. To help ease these decisions, several peer-reviewed, non-profit cancer care organizations