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 […]

 

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New Clinical Trials for Prostate Cancer Now Available

 

Two clinical trials opened for enrollment in late 2019 at UofL Health – James Graham Brown Cancer Center for eligible men with prostate cancer. “Since the Brown Cancer Center has these clinical trials available, we can offer our prostate cancer patients the latest cancer treatments,” Scott Silva, M.D., Ph.D. , radiation oncologist, said. Men with favorable intermediate risk […]

 

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Vernon’s Story

 


Vernon Traxler suffered from painful trigeminal neuralgia for over 16 years before he found relief with CyberKnife. Watch Vernon explain what those years felt like and how he feels now after being treated by CyberKnife.

 

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Prostate Cancer Treatment and Sexual Function

 

When deciding which treatment option is best for their prostate cancer, men take numerous factors into consideration.  While their physician’s recommendation does play an important role in the treatment decision, in the end, most men make the choice that is best for them.  That choice is often based on treatment outcomes and side effects, and […]

 

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African-American Men and Lung Cancer

 

Check out this infographic from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding African-American men and lung cancer.

 

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Studies Show CyberKnife Provides Excellent Prostate Cancer Survival Rates in Five or Fewer Sessions

 

Accuray Incorporated, developer and manufacturer of the CyberKnife® System, announced that published data from two multicenter studies using differing protocols provide consistent results and reinforce the use of the CyberKnife system for the effective management of low-and intermediate-risk prostate cancer.  The studies are the largest conducted to date evaluating stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) in […]

 

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Cancer Care is a Team Effort

 

When it comes to fighting cancer, it takes a team of people.  Treatment at our center means that you are not alone in the fight. Cancer treatments are rapidly advancing and having a research focused team of radiation oncologists enables us to bring you the most up-to-date approaches to fighting your specific cancer. In cancer […]

 

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Celebrating Cancer Survivors

 

June is National Cancer Survivor Month, a time to celebrate and recognize cancer survivors, inspire those recently diagnosed, and, most importantly, to celebrate life. During the month, cancer survivors and supporters in communities around the world unite to celebrate life and raise awareness of the challenges faced by cancer survivors. It is a time for […]

 

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The Role of Nutrition in Cancer Care

 

March is National Nutrition Month.  A nutrition education and information campaign, created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, that focuses on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. We all know that good nutrition is important for good health.  This statement is even truer for cancer […]

 

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Study Finds SBRT Better than Surgery in Post-Treatment Lung Cancer Survival

 

In a recent new study published online in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, a peer-reviewed medical journal published by the American Society of Clinical Oncology, patients with non-small cell lung cancer who underwent stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) had a better post-treatment survival rate than those who received surgery. The gold standard for the treatment […]

 

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