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Spotlight On: Brain Tumor Treatment

 

When determining the best treatment for a brain tumor, a number of factors are considered, including the size and location of the tumor. While tumors are most commonly treated with surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy or a combination of those treatments, some patients are unable or unwilling to endure the harsh side effects of conventional radiation […]

 

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What is Metastatic Cancer?

 

Metastatic cancer occurs when cancerous cells spread from a primary cancer site to other parts of the body. Despite spreading to another location within the body, the cancer is considered an extension of the original tumor. For example, lung cancer that spreads to the liver is considered metastatic lung cancer. Metastatic cancers are difficult to monitor […]

 

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Spotlight On: American Lung Association

 

The American Lung Association (ALA) is a national organization dedicated to preventing lung disease and improving lung health through education, advocacy and research. The ALA’s mission is “to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.” The organization works to combat tobacco use, improve air quality to prevent lung disease and provide aid […]

 

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Spotlight On: Trigeminal Neuralgia

 

Though primarily used to treat benign and malignant tumors, stereotactic radiosurgery can also treat additional medical conditions, including a rare nerve disorder, trigeminal neuralgia (TN). Excruciating facial pain triggered by everyday activities such as chewing, talking or swallowing characterizes the debilitating condition. TN can often be mistaken for a dental problem, since the disorder usually […]

 

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Celebrate Men’s Health Month in June

 

June is Men’s Health Month! This time is dedicated to raising awareness of preventable health problems men may encounter through health education, fundraising and advocacy efforts promoting early detection and treatment of disease. Here’s how you can get involved: Wear blue. The Men’s Health Network created the initiative to support men’s health efforts. Learn more […]

 

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Austin CyberKnife Expands Collaboration with Neurosurgeons Citywide to Provide Multispecialty Care for Brain Tumor Patients

 

Austin CyberKnife’s team of physicians has treated 450 patients with brain tumors since the launch of the CyberKnife® program at University Medical Center Brackenridge. The number of brain tumor patients treated with CyberKnife is expected to increase as the center works to raise awareness of CyberKnife as a treatment option through greater collaboration with local […]

 

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Spotlight On: Austin Cancer Centers and Georgetown Cancer Center

 

Austin Cancer Centers and Georgetown Cancer Center the physician group partners of Austin CyberKnife® are committed to fighting cancer in the Greater Austin area and the five counties surrounding the city. The physician group was founded in 1973 by Dr. George Brown, whose vision was to provide patients the highest standard of care with the […]

 

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ASTRO Endorses Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy As First-Line Prostate Cancer Treatment Option

 

The American Society for Radiation Oncology has announced the classification of stereotactic body radiation therapy as a first-line treatment option for prostate cancer. As a first-line treatment, SBRT can be considered a primary form of treatment for prostate cancer. The results of long-term clinical trials supporting the safety and efficacy of stereotactic body radiation in […]

 

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Blog for a Cure: Influential Prostate Cancer Blogs

 

For diagnosed prostate cancer patients and families seeking information, the most powerful insights can come from those who have experienced the disease firsthand. Connecting with other patients or their families can provide a community for emotional support and a comfortable space to seek advice. Check out the blogs below for some of the most influential […]

 

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Get Active: Supporting the Prostate Cancer Community

 

From support groups to events, prostate cancer patients and their families have numerous opportunities to support the cancer community locally and nationally. Here’s how you can support prostate cancer awareness and research efforts locally: Attend a local event: National organizations like the Prostate Cancer Foundation and Us Too give patients and their families networks for […]

 

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