CDC Reports Liver Cancer Death Rates Rise 43 Percent

 

According to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the leading national public health institute of the United States, liver cancer death rates have increased 43 percent. Although the mortality rate for all cancers combined has declined over 25 years, the age-adjusted liver cancer death rate for U.S. adults 25 and […]

 

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Illinois CyberKnife in the News: Researching Liver Metastases

 

In the January issue of DOTMed News, Illinois CyberKnife was among the CyberKnife® centers within the Alliance Oncology network to be featured for its innovative liver treatment protocol. Read our full feature here. This is not intended as medical advice to replace the expertise and judgment of your health care team. It is intended to help […]

 

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National Liver Cancer Awareness Month: CyberKnife Liver Protocol

 

October is recognized as National Liver Cancer Awareness Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness of the fifth most commonly diagnosed cancer. In an effort to increase clinical research about the disease and its treatment options, Illinois CyberKnife has developed a new treatment protocol that offers hope for patients suffering from a form of cancer […]

 

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Patient Resources: American Liver Foundation

 

Founded by the Association for the Study of Liver Disease, the American Liver Foundation aims to advocate for research and education for prevention, treatment and cure of liver diseases. The organization offers a number of resources to families and patients including a helpline, support groups and guides and a drug discount card. The Great Lakes-Illinois […]

 

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Metastatic Liver Cancer Treatment

 

Many patients with liver cancer typically don’t show symptoms until the disease is beyond the primary stage and the cancer has advanced and spread to other parts of the body. When this occurs, tumors in secondary sites are known as metastatic liver cancer. The most common site for liver metastasis is the lungs. Illinois CyberKnife […]

 

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Presentation: Explaining Liver Cancer

 

The liver is among the most vital organs in the body, and receiving a liver cancer diagnosis can be frightening and confusing. If you or a loved one is dealing with liver cancer, view the presentation below for an overview of the disease and treatment options.   This is not intended as medical advice to […]

 

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Illinois CyberKnife Treatment Protocol for Liver Cancer Metastases

 

Long considered incurable, liver metastasis treatment has typically focused on palliative care, but Illinois CyberKnife is working to change that. Overseen by Medical Director Dr. Arica Hirsch, Illinois CyberKnife’s clinical team developed a liver metastasis treatment protocol based on recent studies that show aggressive, local treatment can extend survival for certain patients. Illinois CyberKnife treats […]

 

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Liver Cancer Treatment Options

 

As the second-most common cancer in both men and women, lung cancer is responsible for the majority of cancer-related deaths. The American Cancer Society estimates more than 160,000 people will lose their battle with lung cancer this year, accounting for more victims than breast, prostate, colon and pancreatic cancers combined. In recognition of National Lung […]

 

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Liver Cancer Treatment: Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy

 

As the second-most common cancer in both men and women, lung cancer is responsible for the majority of cancer-related deaths. The American Cancer Society estimates more than 160,000 people will lose their battle with lung cancer this year, accounting for more victims than breast, prostate, colon and pancreatic cancers combined. In recognition of National Lung […]

 

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Stages of Liver Cancer

 

The stage of a cancer diagnosis is the most important factor in determining a treatment plan. Though there are many staging systems used for liver cancer worldwide, one of the most common ones is the Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) Staging System. The system bases staging on whether the cancer has spread, function of the […]

 

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