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American Cancer Society 2015 Outlook: Nevada Cancer Statistics

 

The American Cancer Society has released its annual report highlighting projections and forecasts in the cancer industry regarding estimated numbers of new cases and deaths, cancer incidence, mortality, and survival statistics and other educational information on symptoms, risks, early detection methods and treatment options. In 2015, there will be an estimated 1,658,370 new cancer cases […]

 

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Recurrent Cancer: Steps to Take When Cancer Comes Back

 

When cancer comes back, patients may feel many of the same emotions they experienced during their first diagnosis. Although facing a cancer recurrence can be overwhelming, it’s important to focus on gaining a thorough understanding of your disease and treatment options.  An important first step following a diagnosis is conducting research and educating yourself on […]

 

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Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Recurrent Cancer

 

A recurrence occurs when cancer comes back in the same area after being previously treated. This can happen when the first treatment fails to completely remove or destroy all of the cancer cells. When evaluating treatment options, your doctor will consider the type, location and size of the recurrent cancer, as well as your overall […]

 

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Lung Cancer Awareness: Pairing Treatments for Optimal Outcomes

 

November is recognized annually as Lung Cancer Awareness Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness and funds for lung cancer research. At Reno CyberKnife, our center recognizes this campaign by focusing on increasing understanding of how lung cancer treatment has evolved. As cancer care evolves, doctors are prescribing different treatment methods in tandem to reduce […]

 

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Metastatic Breast Cancer: One Patient’s Story of Hope and Survival

 

According to the American Cancer Society, more than 1,800 Nevada women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014. Further, the advanced form of the disease known as metastatic breast cancer will occur in 20 to 30 percent of those initially diagnosed with early-stage disease, according to the Metastatic Breast Cancer Network. Debbie Black, a […]

 

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Liver Cancer Awareness Month: A Look at Metastatic Liver Cancer Treatment

 

The liver is among the most vital organs in the body, and receiving a liver cancer diagnosis can be frightening and confusing. October is National Liver Cancer Awareness Month, a time for patients, their loved ones and advocates to bring attention to the disease. Many patients with liver cancer typically don’t show symptoms until the […]

 

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Metastatic Breast Cancer: How Stereotactic Radiosurgery Helps When Cancer Spreads to the Brain

 

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. When breast cancer is discovered after it starts causing symptoms, the cancer is likely to have advanced and spread beyond the confines of the breast. The most common sites for metastasis, or spread, […]

 

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Benefits of Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Metastatic Brain Tumors

 

Researchers from the University of Washington in Seattle released data that indicated a potential for improved survival rates for patients with brain metastases who receive stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). The study, which compared SRS to whole-brain radiation therapy (WBRT) in 413 patients who were diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer and with fewer than four brain […]

 

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Research Update: The Latest Brain Tumor Research Studies

 

Two separate research studies provided significant findings related to the benefit of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for brain tumor treatment. Findings from the studies conducted separately by the American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) and researchers at the University of North Carolina, were released in 2013. Research contained in the first study, announced by the American […]

 

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Patient Resources: American Brain Tumor Association

 

May is recognized annually as National Brain Tumor Awareness Month, a time to focus on raising awareness of brain tumors, increasing funding for research and educating the public on symptoms and treatment options. There are several online resources available focused on providing support to patients with brain tumors or their loved ones. The American Brain […]

 

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