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The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® Supports SBRT for Prostate Cancer

 

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network recently updated their patient guide that supports stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for prostate cancer.  The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), a not-for-profit alliance of 26 of the world’s leading cancer centers, is dedicated to improving the quality, efficiency, and effectiveness of care for patients with cancer.   NCCN aims […]

 

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Improved Survival Rates Shown for Metastatic Brain Tumor Patients Treated with Stereotactic Radiosurgery Alone

 

A recent study published in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology assessed survival rates of metastatic brain tumor patients treated with stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) alone, compared to those treated with a combination of SRS and whole-brain radiation therapy (WBRT).   Researchers analyzed patient data from three of the largest clinical trials of SRS and WBRT conducted […]

 

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New Study: CyberKnife Effective for Treating Metastatic Lung Tumors

 

A recent study published in the Journal of Thoracic Disease presents data confirming CyberKnife® as a safe and effective treatment option for patients with metastatic lung cancer. The study evaluated the efficacy and tolerability of CyberKnife for 95 patients with lung metastases. A total of 134 metastatic lung tumors were treated with stereotactic body radiation […]

 

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Trigeminal Neuralgia: A CyberKnife Patient Testimonial

 

After five years of suffering from the debilitating symptoms of trigeminal neuralgia, former patient Robert P. decided to undergo noninvasive CyberKnife® treatment. Watch the video below to view a testimonial from Robert about his treatment experience and learn more about CyberKnife. This is not intended as medical advice to replace the expertise and judgment of your […]

 

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Insurance Policy Update: Humana® Now Covers SBRT for Prostate Cancer

 

Humana recently announced it has updated its position on stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for prostate cancer.  Their coverage policy now covers SBRT treatment for early and intermediate stage prostate cancer. An announcement from the CyberKnife Coalition (CKC) stated “The CyberKnife Coalition is pleased to announce that effective May 28, 2015 early stage prostate cancer […]

 

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Prostate Cancer: Questions to Ask Your Urologist

 

The American Cancer Society estimates more than 174,650 new cases of prostate cancer in 2019. If you or a loved one is experiencing symptoms of prostate cancer, your physician may recommend screening or additional tests to confirm a diagnosis. Most often a urologist performs the tests and may present initial treatment options if the disease […]

 

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June is Men’s Health Month

 

A time dedicated to raising awareness and promoting education around the prevention and early detection of health issues and diseases affecting men, June is Men’s Health Month. Each year, the Men’s Health Network and health care organizations across the country participate by offering screenings, educational health fairs and community outreach activities. Here’s how you can […]

 

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Patient Testimonial: CyberKnife for Metastatic Cancer

 

Metastatic breast cancer patient, Debbie B. has fought back against the disease for nearly 25 years. CyberKnife was used to treat two metastatic brain tumors that developed when Debbie’s breast cancer metastasized, or spread. Watch the video below to learn more about CyberKnife® treatment and view a testimonial from Debbie regarding her experience. This is […]

 

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Patient Education: Cancer.net Launches New Clinical Trial Tool

 

Cancer.net, the website of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), recently announced that it is now providing free access to a new educational program that helps patients and their caregivers learn about clinical trials. The video-based tool is called Preparatory Education About Clinical Trials (PRE-ACT) and is designed to improve patients’ general knowledge and […]

 

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

 

This week marks the beginning of the 16th annual National Women’s Health Week. The goal of women’s health week is to empower women of all ages to make their health a priority. Led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health, Women’s Health Week kicks off on Mother’s Day, May […]

 

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