Preventing Cancer

 

February is National Cancer Prevention Month.  If your New Year’s resolution to get healthy is already losing steam, now is a perfect time to give yourself a second chance.  Renew your efforts to make healthier choices by learning what you can do to help reduce your cancer risk. Research has shown that more than half […]

 

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World Cancer Day

 

 

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CyberKnife Treatment for Inoperable Lung Cancer: Doris’ Story

 


Meet Doris, a cancer survivor, and listen to her talk about her experience of undergoing CyberKnife for treatment of her lung cancer. Doris said the treatments were only an hour, never hurt, and she went right back to work after each treatment.

 

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National Radon Action Month

 

Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer deaths among nonsmokers in America and claims the lives of about 21,000 Americans each year.  In fact, the EPA and the U.S. Surgeon General urge all Americans to protect their health by testing their homes, schools, and other buildings for radon. Radon is an invisible, odorless, tasteless […]

 

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Priscilla’s Story

 

Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a chronic pain condition affecting the trigeminal nerve (a three-branched nerve that carries sensations from the face to the brain and controls facial motor functions such as biting and chewing). TN is characterized by episodes of sudden, explosive severe pain along the trigeminal nerve, with periods of pain-free remission between attacks. […]

 

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Treating Trigeminal Neuralgia with Radiation Therapy

 

Though primarily used to treat benign and malignant tumors, stereotactic radiosurgery can also treat additional medical conditions, including a rare nerve disorder called trigeminal neuralgia (TN). Excruciating facial pain triggered by everyday activities such as chewing, talking or swallowing characterizes the debilitating condition.  TN can often be mistaken for a dental problem, since the disorder […]

 

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ASTRO Issues Guidelines for Using High-dose Focused Radiation in Early-stage Lung Cancer

 

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), the premier radiation oncology society in the world for health care professionals who specialize in treating patients with radiation therapies, has released new guidelines for treating inoperable lung cancer patients with stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). The report, “Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy for Early Stage Non-Small Cell Lung […]

 

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To Screen or Not to Screen for Lung Cancer?

 

A new study in CHEST, a peer-reviewed medical journal covering chest diseases and related issues, determined that a structured prescreening counseling and shared decision-making visit with health care professionals leads to a better understanding of the benefits and risks, as well as the eligibility criteria, of lung cancer screening using a low-dose CT scan. This […]

 

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American Urological Association, American Society for Radiation Oncology, and the Society of Urologic Oncology Release Joint Prostate Cancer Guidelines

 

Last week, the American Urological Association (AUA), the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), and the Society of Urologic Oncology (SUO) released collaborative clinical guidelines for managing localized prostate cancer which offers a framework for shared decision-making between physicians and patients.  Through this collaboration, the committee provided guidance on active surveillance and on which treatments […]

 

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Radiosurgery Society Study Examines Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy Outcomes in the Treatment of Lung Metastases

 

The Radiosurgery Society (RSS), a non-profit medical society dedicated to advancing the science and clinical practice of radiosurgery, recently published a study using data from its RSSearch Patient Registry, a multi-institutional, observational registry established to standardize data collection from patients treated with stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). The study, titled “Lung […]

 

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