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Metastatic Lung Cancer: Treatment Options When Cancer Spreads

 

Metastatic lung cancer occurs when cancer cells spread to other areas of the body from a primary tumor in the lung. Lung cancer has the ability to metastasize to several areas of the body and most often spreads to the adrenal glands, liver, bones, brain or other lung through the blood or lymphatic system. There […]

 

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Brain Tumor Awareness Month: Types of Tumors and Treatment Options

 

According to the American Brain Tumor Association, nearly 700,000 people in the U.S. are living with a brain tumor. May is recognized nationally as Brain Tumor Awareness Month, a period devoted to spreading awareness about brain tumors through community-powered education and providing opportunities to get involved and offer support for those affected by the disease. […]

 

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Study: Metastatic Brain Tumor Patients Under 50 Show Improved Survival Rates with Stereotactic Radiosurgery

 

A recent study published in the official journal of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) found that cancer patients with limited brain metastases who are under 50 years old could benefit from stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) without whole brain radiation therapy (WBRT).  The study analyzed patient data from the three largest randomized clinical trials of SRS […]

 

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Austin CyberKnife Medical Director Dr. Doug Rivera Talks Brain Tumors on KXAN-TV

 

At Austin CyberKnife, brain tumors are a frequently treated disease. Austin CyberKnife medical director Dr. Doug Rivera recently appeared on KXAN-TV’s Studio 512 to discuss brain tumors and the benefits of noninvasive CyberKnife® treatment. Watch the video below to view Dr. Rivera’s interview. This is not intended as medical advice to replace the expertise and […]

 

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National Cancer Control Month: Knowing Your Risk of Diagnosis

 

Every April, Cancer Control Month highlights advances in the fight against cancer and progress toward effective cancer control. The initiatives of Cancer Control Month aim not only to raise awareness of prevention and screening methods, but also help support those who have been diagnosed and are currently battling the disease. There are several factors that […]

 

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Research Update: Studies Support CyberKnife for Neurological Disease Treatment

 

Two studies recently presented at the annual meeting of the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS) reinforced the benefits of stereotactic radiosurgery for neurological diseases, using the CyberKnife® system. In a study completed at the University Hospital of Messina in Italy, Dr. Alfredo Conti used CyberKnife technology to treat perioptic meningioma, a type of benign tumor […]

 

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Video: How the Seton Brain and Spine Institute Treats Brain Tumors

 

As the only comprehensive neuro-oncology program in Central Texas, the Seton Brain & Spine Institute in collaboration with Austin CyberKnife, offers patients the advantage of the cancer care collaborative, a comprehensive assembly of specialists–neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists, dietitians and health psychologists who are able to help brain tumor patients through treatment. Watch the video below to hear […]

 

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Presentation: Austin CyberKnife Honors 9 Years of Cancer-Fighting Treatment

 

Since launching in 2005, Austin CyberKnife has expanded treatment offerings from primarily treatment of brain tumors to treatment of tumors throughout the body, including the lungs and prostate. We are proud of the achievements our team has made in the care of our patients. View our presentation below to learn more about us. This is […]

 

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Patient Resources: Seton Brain and Spine Tumor Support Group

 

As a proud member of the Seton Healthcare Family, we encourage our patients to take advantage of the extensive resources our network offers. The Seton Brain and Spine Institute, which ranks as the largest and most comprehensive neuroscience program in Central Texas, recently launched a brain and spine tumor support group open to patients, survivors […]

 

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National Women’s Check-up Day: Cancer Screenings

 

May 12 is celebrated as National Women’s Check-up Day. One of the most important aspects of routine check ups includes cancer screenings. Routine cancer screenings aim to find disease at an early stage, before symptoms appear, making the chances for successful treatment greater. Potential screening methods vary by disease but can include physical examinations, laboratory […]

 

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