Managing Cancer as a Chronic Illness

 

June is National Cancer Survivor Month.  It is a month dedicated to celebrating and recognizing those who have survived cancer, an inspiration for those recently diagnosed, a gathering of support for families, and an outreach to the community.   According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the leading national public health institute […]

 

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November is National Lung Cancer Awareness Month

 

November is officially Lung Cancer Awareness Month.  The event started back in 1995 as Lung Cancer Awareness Day.  As the lung cancer community and the lung cancer movement grew, the awareness activities increased and the day matured into Lung Cancer Awareness Month.  During the month, people throughout the country come together to support the lung […]

 

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Patient Education: Cancer Recurrence Common Terms and What They Mean

 

Once treatment is completed, many cancer survivors find they have still have issues and concerns that they did not expect.  The one people fear the most is the news that the cancer has come back.  Patients coping with a second cancer diagnosis may hear unfamiliar medical terms related to their disease and its treatment.  We’ve […]

 

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Infographic: Metastatic Cancer

 

When Cancer Comes Back My cancer came back.  Four words that no one ever wants to say, or hear a loved one say.   They fought the battle once and now their cancer is back and in a new location in their body.  Metastatic cancer is a cancer that has spread from the place where […]

 

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The Role of CyberKnife in Treating Metastatic Lung Tumors

 

Dr. Dragun and Dr. Gurka Talk about CyberKnife as an Alternative to Surgery on WHAS-TV’s Great Day Live

 

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Dr. Dragun and Dr. Gurka Talk about CyberKnife as an Alternative to Surgery on WHAS-TV’s Great Day Live

 

Research Shows Metastatic Brain Tumor Patients Under 50 Have Improved Survival Rates with Stereotactic Radiosurgery Data from a study recently published in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology indicates that patients under 50 with limited metastatic brain tumors should receive stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) without whole-brain radiation therapy (WBRT) for chances of improved survival. Researchers analyzed […]

 

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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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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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From the Doc: CyberKnife Advantages for Recurrent Cancer

 

When patients receive a recurrent cancer diagnosis, they may feel a number of emotions. This is common and understandable. Patients who find out their cancer has come back often wonder whether their treatment options are limited if they have previously undergone surgery or radiation therapy to treat their primary cancer. When cancer comes back, CyberKnife® stereotactic […]

 

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The Emotional Side of Cancer Recurrence

 

Patients who experience the return of cancer may feel a range of emotions before, during and after treatment including anxiety, fear or depression. At Louisville CyberKnife, we work hard to make your cancer care experience positive and comfortable. For patients with a recurrent cancer, we understand the emotional toll this can have on you and […]

 

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