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Oklahoma CyberKnife Speaks to Tulsa Chapter of Professional Coders

 

Dr. Diane Heaton, Medical Director of Oklahoma CyberKnife, was the guest speaker at a recent event held by the Tulsa Chapter of the American Association of Professional Coders. During her presentation, Dr. Heaton gave an overview of CyberKnife technology and shared coding information for stereotactic radiosurgery treatment. We were honored to attend this event and […]

 

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What is Metastatic Cancer?

 

Metastatic cancer occurs when cancerous cells spread from a primary cancer site to other parts of the body. Despite spreading to another location within the body, the cancer is considered an extension of the original tumor. For example, lung cancer that spreads to the liver is considered metastatic lung cancer. Metastatic cancers are difficult to […]

 

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Oklahoma CyberKnife Celebrates Fifth Year at Hillcrest Medical Center

 

This month, Oklahoma CyberKnife reaches its five-year anniversary treating cancer patients throughout the Midwest. A service of Hillcrest Medical Center, Oklahoma CyberKnife has treated more than 1,000 patients since opening in 2008.

Patients from across the region, including Kansas, Arkansas and Missouri, have sought out Oklahoma CyberKnife to receive treatment using CyberKnife® technology, an advanced nonsurgical option for the treatment of malignant and benign tumors. Approximately two-thirds of patients treated at Oklahoma CyberKnife have come from outside of the center’s primary service area.

“Each anniversary we celebrate constitutes not only a deepening of our relationship with the cancer community, but also steady growth in our expertise,” said Dr. Diane Heaton, Oklahoma CyberKnife medical director.

 

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Spotlight On: Trigeminal Neuralgia

 

Though primarily used to treat benign and malignant tumors, stereotactic radiosurgery can also treat additional medical conditions, including a rare nerve disorder, trigeminal neuralgia (TN). Excruciating facial pain triggered by everyday activities such as chewing, talking or swallowing characterizes the debilitating condition. TN can often be mistaken for a dental problem, since the disorder usually […]

 

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Prostate Cancer by the Numbers: American Cancer Society Facts and Figures

 

Have you seen the latest prostate cancer facts and figures released by the American Cancer Society? We’ve included some noteworthy stats below. To learn more, visit the prostate cancer section of the American Cancer Society website. This post is part of a series dedicated to addressing one of the most important health issues facing men […]

 

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Prostate Cancer Series: What is Prostate Cancer?

 

Prostate cancer is a disease specific to men and develops in the prostate – a walnut-shaped organ in a man’s lower abdomen that controls the flow of urine and semen through the reproductive system. According to the Prostate Cancer Foundation, prostate cancer is typically a slow-growing tumor, often causing no symptoms until it reaches a […]

 

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Oklahoma CyberKnife to Offer Cancer Treatment Education at local Movember Event

 

In honor of the global “Movember” movement, Oklahoma CyberKnife will join local businesses Elephant In The Room Lounge and the Style Lab on Thursday, Dec. 6 for an event to celebrate Tulsa-area men who have grown beards and mustaches to raise awareness for cancers affecting men on Thursday, Dec. 6. Attendees can enjoy shaves offered […]

 

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Lung Cancer Awareness Important for Prevention, Early Detection

 

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 Cancer Awareness Month in November, Oklahoma CyberKnife encourages local residents to take preventive steps to protect themselves and their loved ones from common and lesser-known causes of lung cancer.

 

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Medical Director Dr. Diane Heaton on Good Day Tulsa

 

Dr. Diane Heaton discusses the benefits of CyberKnife technology for prostate cancer treatment with KTUL’s Good Day Tulsa host Keith Taylor.

 

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