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Brain Tumor Awareness Month: Benign vs. Malignant Brain Tumors

 

May marks the recognition of National Brain Tumor Awareness Month. Community organizations and support groups honor this time with increased efforts to raise awareness of brain tumors, increase funding for research and educate the public on symptoms and treatment options. There are more than 120 different types of brain tumors that are classified as either […]

 

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“Combination Approach” Leads to Improved Survival Among Advanced Lung Cancer Patients

 

The Journal of Clinical Oncology recently reported findings from a clinical trial that showed combining stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) with chemotherapy improved survival rates among 24 stage IV lung cancer patients. “SBRT is a type of radiation therapy in which a few very high doses of radiation are delivered from multiple angles to small, […]

 

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Reno CyberKnife Hospital Partner Earns ACR Lung Cancer Screening Designation

 

The American College of Radiology (ACR) has certified Reno CyberKnife’s hospital partner, Saint Mary’s Center for Cancer, as a designated Lung Cancer Screening Center. The ACR’s Lung Cancer Screening Center designation is awarded to facilities that have demonstrated a commitment to practice safe, effective diagnostic care for individuals at the highest risk for developing lung […]

 

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Patient Perspectives: ‘How Will the Treatment Affect my Daily Routine?’

 

While a key consideration many patients have when assessing their treatment options is how effective the treatment has proven to be, patients also consider how a treatment will affect their lifestyle. For patients considering stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) or stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) with CyberKnife®, the treatment has minimal impact on a patient’s daily routine […]

 

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National Cancer Control Month: Monitoring for Metastatic Cancer

 

April is National Cancer Control Month, a period focused on dedicating attention to our health and the health of our loved ones. For many cancer survivors and current cancer patients, monitoring for symptoms of metastatic cancer is an important part of detecting advanced disease as early as possible. Read below for a few signs and […]

 

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Families and Caregivers: Tips for Providing Support

 

A cancer diagnosis affects not only the person battling the disease, but also their friends and family. Providing support for a loved one or taking on the role of a caregiver for someone diagnosed with cancer can be an emotional and challenging time. While it’s important to educate yourself on how to care for someone […]

 

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Common Patient Questions: ‘Is the Treatment Effective for my Cancer?’

 

The top consideration and question many patients have when assessing their treatment options is ‘how effective is the treatment?’. Patients should research the treatment options presented to them to understand what clinical studies say about the treatment and how the treatment can best fit into their current lifestyle. For patients considering stereotactic radiosurgery or stereotactic […]

 

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

 

A recent analysis from a multidisciplinary team of scientists affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute provides rationale for a national clinical trial to assess the effectiveness of adding head and neck screening to lung cancer screening programs. The study was published in the journal Cancer. The team of researchers concluded that adding head […]

 

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Patient Resources: A Quick Guide to Common Cancer Terms

 

At Reno CyberKnife, we work to provide resources and educational information to our patients to help them navigate their cancer diagnosis and treatment with as little stress as possible. Patients coping with a cancer diagnosis may hear unfamiliar medical terms related to their disease and its treatment. We have spotlighted three common cancer treatment terms […]

 

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Metastatic Cancer and CyberKnife: A Treatment Option When Cancer Spreads

 

For patients facing a metastatic cancer diagnosis, it’s important to research and understand the treatment options available to you. CyberKnife® is one tool available for treating metastatic cancer. Reno CyberKnife’s team of multidisciplinary physicians and clinical staff have used CyberKnife to treat more than 1,000 patients, many of whom had metastatic cancer. As a resource […]

 

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