Differences in Radiation Exposure: SBRT vs. Conventional Radiation Therapy

 

Radiation therapy has long been a recommended form of cancer treatment for patients seeking a noninvasive option and a reduced recovery period. As cancer care technology has evolved, physicians have been able to offer patients a variety of radiation treatments specifically catered to their needs. While all similar in their general approach, the level of […]

 

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Pairing Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy with other Treatments

 

As cancer care has evolved, many physicians approach treatment planning with a comprehensive perspective. This well-rounded method has opened the door for many patients, particularly those with metastatic diseases, to receive multiple forms of treatment to alleviate side effects, reduce treatment time or improve overall quality of life. Metastatic disease occurs when a cancer spreads […]

 

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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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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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Treatment Approach: CyberKnife as a Boost to Chemotherapy

 

As cancer care evolves, doctors are combining the use of traditional treatment options with more recent methods to reduce overall treatment time, side effects and improve quality of life for patients. This strategy has become particularly important for patients undergoing chemotherapy. Physicians often turn to chemotherapy when a patient’s cancer cells are found to have […]

 

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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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The Emotional Side Effects of Cancer

 

Patients who have received a cancer diagnosis experience a range of emotions before, during and after treatment including anxiety, fear or depression. At Illinois CyberKnife, the CyberKnife® nurse navigator works with you and your loved ones during each appointment to answer questions including emotional concerns you may be having. Work toward an open and honest […]

 

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Disease Spotlight: What You Need to Know About Liver Cancer

 

Though the liver is required daily to perform vital digestive processes, symptoms of liver cancer can be difficult to detect until the disease has reached an advanced stage. According to the American Liver Foundation, approximately 30,000 Americans are expected to receive a liver cancer diagnosis this year. Read on to learn more about the disease: […]

 

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