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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Managing Cancer as a Chronic Illness

 

June is National Cancer Survivor Month.  It is a month dedicated to celebrating and recognizing those who have survived cancer, an inspiration for those recently diagnosed, a gathering of support for families, and an outreach to the community.     According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the leading national public health […]

 

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Study Found Proteins in Urine Can Indicate Pancreatic Cancer

 

According to a recent study, published in Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, researchers have found three proteins in urine that indicate early stage pancreatic cancer.  For the study, researchers analyzed 488 urine samples, including 192 from patients with pancreatic cancer, 92 from patients with chronic pancreatitis, and 87 […]

 

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Treating Pancreatic Cancer with CyberKnife Technology

 

According to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, a nationwide network of people dedicated to working together to advance research, support patients and create hope for those affected by pancreatic cancer, pancreatic cancer has the highest mortality rate of all major cancers.  It is also one of the few cancers for which survival has not improved […]

 

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Cancer Prevention Recommendations Infographic

 

 

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Do These Three Things to Help Prevent Cancer

 

If your New Year’s resolution to get fit and healthy is already losing steam, February, which is National Cancer Prevention Month, is a great time to give yourself a second chance.  Renew your efforts to make healthier choices by learning what you can do to help reduce your cancer risk.  The Centers for Disease Control […]

 

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Common CyberKnife Patient Questions

 

Read below for an overview of common CyberKnife® questions to learn more about the treatment. CyberKnife can treat brain tumors, lung tumors, prostate cancer, metastatic and recurrent cancer, and other types of cancerous and non-cancerous conditions. This is not intended as medical advice to replace the expertise and judgment of your health care team. It […]

 

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Physician Profiles: Get to Know Medical Director Dr. Arica Hirsch

 

Illinois CyberKnife medical director, Dr. Arica Hirsch, is board-certified in Radiation Oncology and primarily practices at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, our center’s hospital partner. She has expertise in the treatment of prostate, gynecologic, lymphoma, lung gastrointestinal, head & neck, and brain malignancies. Read more about Dr. Hirsch’s experience and care philosophy below. This is not […]

 

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National Women’s Health Week: 2015 ACS Women’s Cancer Statistics

 

The 16th annual National Women’s Health Week is celebrated May 10-16, with the goal of empowering women to make their health a priority. This week also serves as a time to help inform women of critical steps they can take to improve their health. Breast and lung cancer are among the cancers that most often […]

 

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