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Less Than Half of Men Referred to an Oncologist Following Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

 

In an education survey completed by the prostate cancer organization, ZERO The End of Prostate Cancer, less than half of men reported being referred to an oncologist after receiving a prostate cancer diagnosis. Most often a urologist performs the tests to diagnosis prostate cancer, though it is highly recommended that a second opinion should be […]

 

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Diagnosing Lung Cancer

 

Though lung cancer is among the most common cancers, diagnosing lung cancer at an early stage when it is most treatable remains a focus for doctors and other healthcare providers. Arriving at a lung cancer diagnosis is different for each patient, but tests are often based on factors such as your medical history, symptoms and a […]

 

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Illinois 2015 Cancer Statistics: Brain Tumors

 

Each year, the American Cancer Society releases updated facts and figures about the forecast of cancer in the United States. Fortunately, it has been reported that the cancer death rate has been greatly reduced in the past 20 years thanks to early detection and cancer prevention methods. At Illinois CyberKnife, our primary cancers treated include tumors […]

 

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Research Study: Early Detection with Head, Neck and Lung Cancer Screenings

 

The University of Pittsburgh recently released a study showing that screening for head and neck cancer in addition to lung cancer for eligible candidates could improve early detection and survival rates. The study analyzed records of more than 3,500 people enrolled in a lung screening program to determine if these participants had a higher chance […]

 

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Metastatic Cancer: How Does Cancer Spread?

 

The spread of cancer is often unpredictable. Though doctors may not be able to explain why or when cancer may spread, there are some indications that explain how cancer can spread. Most cancer cells travel through the blood or lymph nodes and once settled can reproduce, but where a cancer starts can play a role […]

 

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Cancer Terms to Know: Local Control

 

After receiving a cancer diagnosis, you or a loved one may hear a number of unfamiliar terms associated with your care plan and the treatment options available to you. At Illinois CyberKnife, we work hard to carefully educate our patients on all the new information they receive before, during and after treatment to ensure patients […]

 

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Cancer Prevention Month: Lung Cancer Screening Programs on the Rise

 

February is honored as National Cancer Prevention Month, a period focused on understanding the best methods to prevent cancer, such as adopting a healthy lifestyle and considering cancer screenings. In recent years, lung CT scans have continued to gain support as one of the key approaches to early detection for those at high risk for […]

 

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Video: Prostate Cancer Patient Testimonial

 

Illinois CyberKnife treats prostate cancer patients with stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) using CyberKnife® technology. Watch the video below to see a testimonial from CyberKnife patient Vincent, as he shares his treatment experience for his prostate cancer.  This is not intended as medical advice to replace the expertise and judgment of your health care team. […]

 

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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Announce Coverage for Low Dose Computed Tomography Lung Cancer Screenings

 

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that screenings for lung cancer with low dose computed tomography (LDCT) will now be covered by Medicare. The coverage is effective immediately. A long-awaited decision, this is the first time Medicare has covered lung cancer screening and is important news for Medicare patients seeking preventive […]

 

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February 4 is World Cancer Day

 

With a goal of raising awareness of cancer, prevention methods and treatment options, February 4 is recognized annually as World Cancer Day. Health organizations and cancer societies around the globe honor this day through community events and localized initiatives aimed at mobilizing support and raising funds for the fight against cancer. If you or a […]

 

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