Shorter Radiation Regimen Gets Same Results as Conventional Treatment

 

Researchers at the 2016 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium reported that a recent 2016 study found that prostate cancer radiation regimen that delivers less radiation over a shorter period of time still provides equivalent oncologic control for low-risk patients as does conventional radiation schemes.  For the study, published earlier this year in the American Society of Clinical […]

 

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8 Common Symptoms of Prostate Cancer infographic

 

 

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Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy Shows 98 Percent Prostate Cancer Cure

 

According to researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, a five-year study shows that stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) offers a higher cure rate for prostate cancer than more traditional approaches.  The study, the first trial to publish five-year results from SBRT treatment for prostate cancer, found a 98.6 percent […]

 

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Louisville CyberKnife Prostate Cancer Survivor Speaks at Us TOO Meeting

 

Louisville CyberKnife recently had prostate cancer survivor and former patient, Al Bissmeyer, speak at an Us TOO prostate cancer support group chapter meeting.  The meeting, which takes place on the second Wednesday of every month, was held December 9th at Jewish Medical Center East in Louisville.  Mr. Bissmeyer was a guest speaker at the meeting […]

 

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September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

 

National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month is observed every September in the United States by health experts and advocates, and individuals concerned with men’s prostate health.  Designating a month for the disease serves the purpose of increasing public awareness of the importance of prostate health and screenings, educating about risk factors and symptoms, and advocating for […]

 

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Insurance Policy Update: Humana Now Covers SBRT for Prostate Cancer

 

Insurance Policy Update: Humana Now Covers SBRT for Prostate Cancer Humana recently announced it has updated its position on stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for prostate cancer.  A recent policy update now covers SBRT treatment for early and intermediate stage prostate cancer. The Humana policy change follows similar updates from insurance providers and research organizations […]

 

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Men’s Health Month: The Value of a Second Opinion

 

June is Men’s Health Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness around education and prevention of the health problems men face and encouraging men to seek regular medical advice. One such health issue is prostate cancer. It is one of the most commonly diagnosed diseases in men, and the American Cancer Society estimates more than […]

 

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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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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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What You Need to Know: Prostate Cancer Prevention

 

 

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