CyberKnife Treatment Overview: SRS for Glioblastomas

 

Glioblastomas are a type of brain tumor that can develop from astrocytes, cells that make up the supportive tissue of the brain. Usually highly malignant, glioblastomas can reproduce quickly and invade and live within normal brain tissue. Treatment options for glioblastomas can include surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Louisville CyberKnife treats glioblastomas and other brain tumors […]

 

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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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Words from Our Patients: Trigeminal Neuralgia Patient

 

We count our patients among the best sources for information on the CyberKnife® experience. Hear from our patient, Jill D. on her experience with trigeminal neuralgia treatment. “Before undergoing CyberKnife, I had been treated for recurrent trigeminal neuralgia with Gamma Knife and surgery. CyberKnife was certainly the easiest. During Gamma Knife, you are required to […]

 

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Metastatic Cancer Patient Testimonial

 

 

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Understanding Metastatic Lung Cancer

 

Dr. Dragun Talks Trigeminal Neuralgia on WAVE 3 Listens Live Trigeminal neuralgia is a nerve condition that causes excruciating pain in the face, and is one of several non-cancerous conditions we treat at Louisville CyberKnife. Watch the video below to see Louisville CyberKnife’s Dr. Anthony Dragun discuss how CyberKnife® treats this painful nerve disorder on […]

 

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National Women’s Health Week: Breast Cancer Metastasis to the Lungs

 

This week marks National Women’s Health Week, a national observance aimed at empowering women to prioritize their health. As the second-most diagnosed cancer in women in the U.S., breast cancer is among the most dangerous diseases facing women today. Louisville CyberKnife urges women to take early detection seriously, as many may be unaware that breast […]

 

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The Benefits of Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) for Brain Tumor Patients

 

A recent clinical study presented at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) annual meeting, showed that adult cancer patients younger than 50 with a limited number of brain metastases have improved overall survival after stereotactic radiosurgery. The study goes on to highlight the benefits of stereotactic radiosurgery for metastatic brain tumors including the minimal exposure […]

 

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Prostate Cancer Staging

 

Prostate cancer is staged using the TNM system, established by the American Joint Committee on Cancer. The system uses five factors to stage prostate cancer: 1.The size of the tumor or “T” 2.The presence of cancer in nearby lymph nodes or “N”3.Whether the cancer has metastasized “M” 4.The PSA level at diagnosis 5.Gleason score based […]

 

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Brain Tumor Awareness Month: Facts and Treatment Information

 

May is Brain Tumor Awareness Month, a time to educate others, fundraise and offer support to brain tumor patients. Here’s what you should know about brain tumors: More than 170,000 Americans will face a brain tumor diagnosis this year. Brain tumors can be treated with surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy or a mixture of these therapies. […]

 

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Spotlight On: The Stages of Cancer

 

When someone is diagnosed with cancer, determining the stage of the cancer is an important next step. Staging describes the extent or severity of a person’s cancer, which helps doctors determine the best course of treatment and a prognosis. Common Staging Procedures and Types: The most common staging is TNM, which designates three aspects of […]

 

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