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Lung Cancer in Illinois: Facts and Figures

 

Did you know that 26 people are diagnosed with lung cancer every day in Illinois?  Check out this lung cancer infographic from the Illinois Department of Public Health to learn more about one of the most common and deadly types of cancer.

 

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Adding Radiation to Chemotherapy May Dramatically Improve Survival for Advanced-Stage NSCLC Patients

 

According to a new clinical trial reported at the 59th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), combining radiation therapy with chemotherapy for patients with limited metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) may curb disease progression dramatically when compared to NSCLC patients who only receive chemotherapy. Lung cancer claims the most cancer-specific […]

 

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Radiosurgery Society Study Examines Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy Outcomes in the Treatment of Lung Metastases

 

The Radiosurgery Society (RSS), a non-profit medical society dedicated to advancing the science and clinical practice of radiosurgery, recently published a study using data from its RSSearch Patient Registry, a multi-institutional, observational registry established to standardize data collection from patients treated with stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). The study, titled “Lung […]

 

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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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Study Confirms Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy Effectiveness for Early-Stage Lung Cancer

 

According to research from a phase III randomized international study from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, patients with operable stage I non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) could achieve better overall survival rates if treated with stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR), also known as stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), rather than the current standard […]

 

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Explaining Oligometastases and SBRT Benefits

 

According to a study presented at the 56th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) offers unique benefits to patients with advanced oligometastatic lung cancer. Oligometastasis is a category of metastatic cancer, which occurs when cancer cells break away from a primary tumor site and spread to […]

 

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Research Study: Cancer Causing Chemicals in Smokeless Tobacco Products

 

According to a recent study published in Cancer Prevention Research, researchers found that higher levels of cancer-causing chemicals in smokeless tobacco products led to greater exposure to various carcinogens. The study reported that the majority of smokeless tobacco consumers in the U.S. are unaware of the levels of cancer-causing chemicals in their smokeless tobacco products. […]

 

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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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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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