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Comparing CyberKnife and Proton Therapy

 

Radiation therapy can be classified according to the types of radiation particles or waves that are used to deliver the treatment.  The three major types of radiation therapy are photons, electrons, or protons.  While all three types have similar effects on tumor tissue and damage cancer cells, photons and electrons are the most readily available, […]

 

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Cancer Care Prevention during a Pandemic

 

It’s always important to discuss cancer and how to prevent it, but that conversation is more vital now than ever. According to the recent 2021 Facts and Figures released by the American Cancer Society (ACS), a substantial proportion of cancers could be prevented, including all cancers caused by tobacco use and other unhealthy behaviors.  The […]

 

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Veterans and Prostate Cancer

 

Check out these quick facts about veterans and prostate cancer.

 

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Two Illinois CyberKnife Physicians Receive Top Doctor Honors

 

Arica Hirsch, M.D., Medical Director, and James Ruffer, M.D., Radiation Oncologist, at Illinois CyberKnife, have been named two of Chicago’s Top Cancer Doctors by Chicago magazine. The annual list of Chicago’s top doctors was announced in the January 2017 issue of the publication. The winners, who are chosen by their peers in an extensive survey […]

 

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A Simple Screening May Save Your Life

 

According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer is the third most common cancer and the number one cancer killer for both men and women in the United States.  Each year, more people die of lung cancer than of colon, breast, and prostate cancers combined. Even with these high statistics, we are at a pivotal […]

 

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Dine and Dash

 

Illinois CyberKnife recently celebrated our five year anniversary at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital with a Dine & Dash Open House. The event, held at Illinois CyberKnife on Monday, October 24, from 5 – 7 p.m., was an opportunity for physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and other clinical staff to tour our center, meet our team members, […]

 

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Stereotactic Radiosurgery May Be Best for Patients with Metastatic Brain Tumors

 

A recent study, published in The Journal of the American Medical Association, an international peer-reviewed medical journal, found that patients with three or fewer metastatic brain tumors who received treatment with stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) had less cognitive deterioration three months after treatment than patients who received SRS combined with whole brain radiation therapy (WBRT).  For […]

 

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Prostate Cancer: Take Time to Decide infographic

 

 

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Shorter Radiation Regimen Gets Same Results as Conventional Treatment

 

Researchers at the 2016 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium reported that a recent 2016 study found that prostate cancer radiation regimen that delivers less radiation over a shorter period of time still provides equivalent oncologic control for low-risk patients as does conventional radiation schemes.  For the study, published last month in the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s […]

 

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Health Tips for Men about Prostate Cancer

 

 

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