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Study Finds SBRT Better than Surgery in Post-Treatment Lung Cancer Survival

 

In a recent new study published online in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, a peer-reviewed medical journal published by the American Society of Clinical Oncology, patients with non-small cell lung cancer who underwent stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) had a better post-treatment survival rate than those who received surgery. The gold standard for the treatment […]

 

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National Radon Action Month

 

Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer deaths among nonsmokers in America and claims the lives of about 21,000 Americans each year.  In fact, the EPA and the U.S. Surgeon General urge all Americans to protect their health by testing their homes, schools, and other buildings for radon. Radon is an invisible, odorless, tasteless […]

 

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CyberKnife Treatment for Inoperable Lung Cancer: Doris’ Story

 

Meet Doris, a cancer survivor, and listen to her talk about her experience of undergoing CyberKnife for treatment of her lung cancer. Doris said the treatments were only an hour, never hurt, and she went right back to work after each treatment.

 

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Diane Heaton, M.D. Discusses Lung Cancer on Good Day Tulsa

 

Watch Diane Heaton, M.D., Radiation Oncologist and Medical Director at Oklahoma CyberKnife, discuss lung cancer on KTUL’s Good Day Tulsa. Dr. Heaton discussed what lung cancer is, lung cancer stats and risk factors, and how lung cancer is treated with CyberKnife technology.

 

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New Data Supports Use of SBRT in Elderly Patients with Early-Stage Lung Cancer

 

New data from a recent study titled “Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy in Octo- and Nonagenarians for the Treatment of Early-Stage Lung Cancer” demonstrated that stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) is a safe treatment option for early-stage lung cancer patients aged 80 or older. The study, which was published in The Red Journal, the official journal […]

 

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ASTRO Issues Guidelines for Using High-dose Focused Radiation in Early-stage Lung Cancer

 

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), the premier radiation oncology society in the world for health care professionals who specialize in treating patients with radiation therapies, has released new guidelines for treating inoperable lung cancer patients with stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). The report, “Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy for Early Stage Non-Small Cell Lung […]

 

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The Lung Center at Hillcrest Scans 500th Patient

 

The Lung Center at Hillcrest recently scanned its 500th patient! This is huge news because according to The Advisory Board Company, a best practices firm that uses a combination of research, technology and consulting to improve the performance of health care organizations around the world, the average number of patients screened per year at a […]

 

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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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Infographic: Lung Cancer

 

 

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