CyberKnife Treatment Capabilities for Recurrent Lung Cancer

 

Although a recurrent lung cancer diagnosis can cause feelings of shock and distress, patients can feel hopeful that there are ways to target the recurrent cancer even if they have had treatment in the lung before. At Louisville CyberKnife, our team of multidisciplinary physicians with the James Graham Brown Cancer Center collaborates to offer optimal […]

 

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National Cancer Control Month: Early Detection Efforts

 

April is Cancer Control Month, a national observance that highlights advances in cancer treatment, prevention and early detection of cancer. Since preventive screenings are one of the best defenses against cancer, Louisville CyberKnife aims to promote education and awareness around these life-saving early detection efforts. Catching cancer early is often one of the most critical […]

 

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New Research: Combination Approach Improves Survival in Advanced Lung Cancer Patients

 

A clinical trial recently published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology that combined stereotactic body radiation therapy with chemotherapy more than doubled survival rates in stage IV lung cancer patients. The clinical trial, led by researchers from UT Southwestern Medical Center, involved 24 patients with advanced lung cancer whose cancer had continued to spread during […]

 

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Head, Neck and Lung Cancer Screening: Study Shows Coupling Scans Could Improve Early Detection, Survival

 

A new study released by the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute shows that adding head and neck cancer screenings to recommended lung cancer screenings may improve early detection and survival. The study, published in the journal of Cancer, analyzed the records of 3,587 current and former smokers aged 50 and older, to determine if they had […]

 

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Infographic: 2015 Cancer Statistics for Kentucky

 

The American Cancer Society recently released its 2015 Facts and Figures Report, an annual report that provides the most current cancer information and projected statistics for the year. The infographic below highlights a few of the top statistics outlined in the report for lung cancer and prostate cancer cases in Kentucky and the United States. Kentucky […]

 

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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Announce Coverage for Low Dose Computed Tomography Lung Cancer Screenings

 

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that screenings for lung cancer with low dose computed tomography (LDCT) will now be covered by Medicare. The coverage is effective immediately.  A long-awaited decision, this is the first time Medicare has covered lung cancer screening and is important news for Medicare patients seeking preventive […]

 

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Recurrent Lung Cancer Patient: Janice’s Story

 

When Janice Fulton received a diagnosis for recurrent lung cancer, she wasn’t sure what options would be available to her. “I was one of those people who had a million questions and every one of my questions was answered,” she said. Her treating physician, Dr. Neal Dunlap, suggested CyberKnife® after determining that her tumor was located […]

 

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When Lung Cancer Spreads to the Brain: Rhonda’s Story

 

Louisville CyberKnife recently treated metastatic lung cancer patient Rhonda R. using CyberKnife® technology. Read her story to find out more about her patient experience at our center: Though Rhonda R. took her lung cancer diagnosis in stride, she wasn’€™t ready for the news that it had spread. Rhonda thought her treatment was complete after undergoing surgery […]

 

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A New Website Aims to Track Lung Cancer Data in Louisville

 

A newly launched city website is set to begin tracking community goals for reducing health problems and cancer rates in Louisville for the next six years.   An initiative of the Healthy Louisville 2020 campaign, HealthyLouisvilleMetro.org tracks the rates of health issues and diseases including lung cancer in Louisville.  The Healthy Louisville 2020 campaign is a strategic […]

 

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Louisville CyberKnife Commemorates 20 Years of CyberKnife Technology

 

Louisville CyberKnife is proud to celebrate the 20th anniversary of CyberKnife® technology in 2014. Dr. John Adler developed the original prototype in 1994 at Stanford with the goal of treating tumors throughout the body with radiosurgery, a treatment that at the time was restricted to head and neck tumors. Officially approved by the U.S. Food […]

 

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