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Patient Education: The CyberKnife Treatment Process

 

CyberKnife® technology provides an important alternative for patients seeking a nonsurgical option with shorter treatment times, fewer side effects and a more rapid recovery in their fight against lung cancer. Understanding your treatment options is an important first step on your journey to fighting lung disease. At Oklahoma CyberKnife, lung tumors are a frequently treated […]

 

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Men’s Health Month: A Look at Lung Cancer

 

Celebrated each June to coincide with Father’s Day, Men’s Health Month spotlights preventable health problems and encourages early detection and treatment of diseases among men and boys. According to the World Health Organization, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death and the second most common cancer in men. Lung cancer is characterized by […]

 

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Spotlight On: The LUNGevity Foundation

 

Functioning as a national organization whose mission is to increase the quality of life and survivorship of people with lung cancer, the LUNGevity Foundation focuses on supporting research for early detection and treatment, as well as providing community support and educational options for those affected by lung disease. The foundation offers one of the largest […]

 

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World No Tobacco Day: Smoke-free Women

 

World No Tobacco Day, sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and observed globally on May 31, encourages people to give up all tobacco products for a 24-hour period. This year’s theme focuses on global tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship. According to the World Health Organization, women make up about 20 percent of the world’s […]

 

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Stages of Lung Cancer

 

After an initial lung cancer diagnosis, assessing the stage of the cancer is the next step in determining treatment options. Staging describes the extent or severity of a person’s cancer, and helps doctors determine a prognosis and the best course of treatment. An overview of the stages of non-small cell lung cancer from the National […]

 

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Studies Highlight Effectiveness of SBRT for Lung Cancer

 

Numerous studies continue to increase clinical research findings detailing the effectiveness of stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for lung cancer. A few of these findings are listed below: The German Society of Radiation Oncology collected data from nearly 600 non-small cell lung cancer patients who underwent SBRT. Thanks in large part to the radiotherapy dosage; […]

 

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Resources Available Through the American Lung Association

 

As America’s oldest voluntary health organization, the American Lung Association (ALA) is dedicated to preventing lung disease and improving lung health through education, advocacy and research. The ALA’s mission is “to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.” The organization works to combat tobacco use, improve air quality to prevent lung disease and […]

 

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Lung Tumors: An Overview of CyberKnife Treatment

 

Lung cancer is a disease characterized by uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the tissues of one or both lungs that divide rapidly and form tumors. Lung tumors can be classified as non-cancerous (benign) or cancerous (malignant). According to the World Health Organization, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death and the second […]

 

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Lung Tumors: A CyberKnife Treatment Overview

 

A lung tumor diagnosis can be scary and overwhelming, but understanding your treatment options is an important first step on your journey to fighting the disease. Lung tumors are one of Oklahoma CyberKnife’s most frequently treated diseases. Below is an informative presentation on lung cancer and the CyberKnife® treatment process. This is not intended as […]

 

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From Former Smokers: Tips to Help You Stop Smoking

 

At Oklahoma CyberKnife, we know kicking the habit is difficult. For those looking to quit, it helps to hear from former smokers. Many ex-smokers admit quitting was one of the hardest things to do. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has developed a guide to help you in your quest to quit smoking. You […]

 

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