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U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommends CT Lung Cancer Screening

 

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recently released a recommendation in favor of CT lung cancer screening for long-term smokers. Though still pending finalization, the recommendation applies to current and heavy smokers between 55 and 79 and could be a huge step in diagnosing high-risk patients sooner. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is […]

 

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Oklahoma CyberKnife Treats Increased Number of Prostate Cancer Patients

 

A greater number of men in Oklahoma are now able to receive cancer care from Oklahoma CyberKnife due to expanded Medicare coverage for prostate cancer patients. Oklahoma CyberKnife began offering CyberKnife® treatment to prostate cancer patients with commercial insurance when it opened in 2008 as a service of Hillcrest Medical Center. Last year, the center […]

 

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Spotlight On: Lung Cancer Treatment

 

The American Cancer Society estimates lung cancer will be detected in nearly 220,000 people this year. The disease, ranked as the most common cancer diagnosis worldwide, kills more people annually than breast, colon and pancreatic cancers combined. While surgery or external-beam radiation therapy is considered a standard treatment for lung cancer, patients who are in […]

 

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Lung Cancer Patient Testimonial

 

 

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The Connection between Lung Cancer and Outdoor Air Pollution

 

When you think of risk factors for lung cancer, the number one cancer killer of both men and women in the U.S., what comes to mind?  Most of us think about the risk associated with smoking cigarettes, but a recent article from the American Lung Association, a voluntary health organization whose mission is to save […]

 

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New Decision Aids Support Shared Decision Making for Lung Cancer Screening

 

According to the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Facts & Figures 2016 report, almost 4,000 people will die from lung cancer in Missouri this year.  One way to lower this number is by increasing the number of lung cancer screenings.  For some adults, annual lung cancer screening could lead to an early diagnosis and life-saving treatment.  […]

 

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Study Says Lung Cancer Survival Increases Sharply If Caught Early

 

According to a recent study in England, increased screening to identify and monitor people at high risk for lung cancer could increase their chance for five-year survival by nearly three-quarters.  Researchers at the University of Liverpool suggest leaders in Britain set up a national screening program to catch more lung cancer earlier, with the hope […]

 

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CVS Plans to Stop Selling Tobacco Products by October 2014

 

CVS has announced that, by October 2014, it will stop selling cigarette and tobacco products in all locations nationwide, making it the first major drug store chain to pull cigarettes from its shelves. With tobacco remaining the No. 1 cause of preventable death in America, CVS determined that selling the harmful product contradicts the healthy […]

 

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Early Detection is Key to Fighting Lung Cancer

 

The purpose of lung cancer screening is to find the disease at an early stage, before symptoms appear, making the chances for successful treatment greater. Screening is recommended for those with the highest risk of lung cancer, which include patients who are current or former smokers with a history of at least one pack a […]

 

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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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