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Spotlight on: Brain Tumors

 

According to the American Cancer Society, brain tumors account for one in every 100 cancers diagnosed annually in the United States. CyberKnife® stereotactic radiosurgery is an advanced treatment option for brain tumors, providing an important nonsurgical alternative for patients. Below is a brief overview of brain tumors, incidence rates and treatment options. The information provided […]

 

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Spotlight On: The CyberKnife Treatment Process

 

In the fight against cancer, CyberKnife® provides an important alternative for patients seeking a nonsurgical option with shorter treatment times, fewer side effects and a more rapid recovery. Our center uses a team approach to patient care in which physicians and other team members collaborate to develop a customized CyberKnife treatment plan to best suit […]

 

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Reno CyberKnife Hospital Partner Profiled in Local Daily Paper

 

Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center CEO Helen Lidholm was featured in the business section of the Reno Gazette-Journal for her role in the hospital’s recent improvements. The hospital was highlighted for its plans to expand community partnerships and staff training programs. Reno CyberKnife is honored to be partnered with a hospital so committed to compassionate […]

 

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Lung Cancer Awareness Important for Prevention, Early Detection

 

As the second-most common cancer in both men and women, lung cancer is responsible for the majority of cancer-related deaths. The American Cancer Society estimates more than 160,000 people will lose their battle with lung cancer this year, accounting for more victims than breast, prostate, colon and pancreatic cancers combined. In recognition of National Lung […]

 

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Breast Cancer Awareness: Treatment Options When Breast Cancer Spreads

 

As the second-most diagnosed cancer in women in the U.S., it’s tough to find someone who hasn’t been impacted by breast cancer in some way. The American Cancer Society estimates 230,480 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer this year. When breast cancer is discovered after it starts causing symptoms, the cancer is likely […]

 

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Prostate Cancer Treatment Advancements Improve Survivorship

 

One in nine men will face a prostate cancer diagnosis in his lifetime, totaling to 174,650 new cases this year as estimated by the American Cancer Society. Fortunately, advancements in cancer treatment have allowed nearly 3 million men to count themselves as survivors of the pervasive disease. September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and […]

 

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Reno CyberKnife Shares Men’s Health Awareness Tips

 

June is dedicated to raising awareness and prevention of the preventable health problems men face while encouraging men to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease or injury. One of the common health threats to men is prostate cancer. In 2012, the American Cancer Society estimates about 241,740 new diagnoses of prostate cancer. […]

 

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Reno CyberKnife focuses on education during Brain Tumor Awareness Month

 

May marks the recognition of National Brain Tumor Awareness Month. Since its establishment in 2008, community organizations and support groups celebrate this month with increased efforts to raise awareness of brain tumors, increase funding for research and educate the public on symptoms and treatment options.

The Central Brain Tumor Registry estimates 66,290 new cases of primary non–malignant and malignant brain and central nervous system tumors will be diagnosed in the United States in 2012. What patients may not know is that a large percentage of those diagnoses will be from metastatic tumors, tumors that develop from cancer cells that have spread from another part of the body.

There are more than 120 different types of brain tumors, and while not all are necessarily fatal, any brain tumor should be considered a serious health condition. Brain tumors often create increased pressure in the skull, known as intracranial hypertension. This can lead to, among other conditions, headaches, vomiting, vision problems and altered states of consciousness.

 

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Reno CyberKnife Highlights Healthy Living for National Cancer Control Month

 

In support of April as Cancer Control Month, Reno CyberKnife is encouraging local residents to use a proactive approach to a healthy lifestyle.

Cancer Control Month highlights the progress in fighting cancer and increases awareness of who is at risk. The initiatives of Cancer Control Month seek to encourage healthy lifestyles, promote cancer screening, increase access to quality cancer care, and improve quality of life for cancer survivors. In 2012, the American Cancer Society predicted Nevada will have more than 13,000 potential new diagnoses.

 

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Reno CyberKnife Celebrates Patient Safety Awareness Week

 

In recognition of Patient Safety Awareness Week, Reno CyberKnife joins a nation-wide effort to encourage engagement of patients, families and the community by promoting the importance of being an active participant in the health care delivery process.

 

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