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Early Diagnosis: These Five Cancer Screenings Are Recommended

 

One of the ways you can reduce your risk for cancer is by getting screening tests that can help find cancer at an early stage, before symptoms appear. When abnormal tissue or cancer is found early, it may be easier to treat or cure.  By the time symptoms appear, the cancer may have grown and […]

 

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Cancer Surpasses Heart Disease as the Leading Cause of Death in California and 21 Other States

 

According to a recent report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics, cancer has surpassed heart disease as the leading cause of death in California and 21 other states.   That total is in stark contrast to the situation at the start of this century, when only two […]

 

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Stereotactic Radiosurgery May Be Best for Patients with Metastatic Brain Tumors

 

A recent study, published in The Journal of the American Medical Association, an international peer-reviewed medical journal, found that patients with three or fewer metastatic brain tumors who received treatment with stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) had less cognitive deterioration three months after treatment than patients who received SRS combined with whole brain radiation therapy (WBRT). For […]

 

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November is National Lung Cancer Awareness Month

 

November is officially Lung Cancer Awareness Month.  The event started back in 1995 as Lung Cancer Awareness Day.  As the lung cancer community and the lung cancer movement grew, the awareness activities increased and the day matured into Lung Cancer Awareness Month.  During the month, people throughout the country come together to support the lung […]

 

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Dr. Heaton and Dr. Abouhouli discuss lung cancer on Good Day Tulsa

 

 

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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 institute of […]

 

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Brain Tumors

 

May is National Brain Tumor Awareness Month.  According to the National Brain Tumor Society, who is committed to improving the lives of all those affected by brain tumors, more than 69,000 Americans will be diagnosed with a primary brain tumor this year.  A brain tumor is an abnormal growth of tissue in the brain or […]

 

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Understanding How Cancer Spreads and How It May Be Stopped

 

In a special issue of Science magazine, published last month, the latest findings on how cancer cells metastasize from primary to distant sites are highlighted in a number of reviews and perspective articles that outline the latest advances in understanding the process of metastasis, and also how it could be stopped.  The articles covered how […]

 

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Oklahoma CyberKnife Hosts Ladies Night Out

 

Diane Heaton, M.D. and Connie Nguyen, M.D., radiation oncologists at Oklahoma CyberKnife, recently hosted a ladies night out for female physicians in our community.  The event, which was attended by seven local physicians, was held on Tuesday, May 3, at the Tulsa Glassblowing School.   The night was co-sponsored by Advantage 3T MRI, a diagnostic […]

 

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Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy Shows 98 Percent Prostate Cancer Cure

 

According to researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, a five-year study shows that stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) offers a higher cure rate for prostate cancer than more traditional approaches.  The study, the first trial to publish five-year results from SBRT treatment for prostate cancer, found a 98.6 percent […]

 

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