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Good Day Tulsa Visits Oklahoma CyberKnife

 

Watch KTUL-TV’s Good Day Tulsa visit Oklahoma CyberKnife and learn about brain tumors. Dr. Diane Heaton, radiation oncologist and Medical Director at Oklahoma CyberKnife and Dr. Michael Thambuswamy, neurosurgeon at Oklahoma Spine and Brain Institute, discuss benign and metastatic intracranial tumors and how they are treated with the latest technology.

 

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Stereotactic Radiosurgery May Be Best for Patients with Metastatic Brain Tumors

 

A recent study, published in The Journal of the American Medical Association, an international peer-reviewed medical journal, found that patients with three or fewer metastatic brain tumors who received treatment with stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) had less cognitive deterioration three months after treatment than patients who received SRS combined with whole brain radiation therapy (WBRT). For […]

 

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Patient Education: Cancer Recurrence Common Terms and What They Mean

 

Once treatment is completed, many cancer survivors find they have still have issues and concerns that they did not expect.  The one people fear the most is the news that the cancer has come back.  Patients coping with a second cancer diagnosis may hear unfamiliar medical terms related to their disease and its treatment.  We’ve […]

 

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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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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 Resources: How to Cope Emotionally When Cancer Comes Back

 

Anger, frustration and distress are just a few of the many emotions patients may have if their cancer comes back. Although these feelings are normal and expected, there are measures you can take to help relieve these added stresses. Below are coping strategies that may help you as you navigate treatment: Take the time to […]

 

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Metastatic Lung Cancer: Treatment Options When Cancer Spreads

 

If lung cancer is detected through screening, scanning or biopsy methods, staging the cancer is an important next step in determining what treatment or combination of treatments may be best to present to a patient. Generally speaking, Stage I and II lung cancer patients in good health are usually treated with surgery. However, for those […]

 

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Common Cancer Treatment Terms

 

Patients coping with a cancer diagnosis may hear unfamiliar medical terms related to their disease and its treatment. We’ve chosen three common cancer treatment terms and provided brief overviews of what they mean below. Ablation or Ablative: Refers to surgical removal of tissue. When discussing CyberKnife treatment, ablation refers to the process of destroying and […]

 

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CyberKnife Capabilities When Cancer Comes Back

 

If you or a loved one is facing a cancer recurrence, it’s normal to feel shock and distress. When a patient’s cancer comes back, it’s important to understand that a recurrence does not mean the first treatment didn’t work, and it doesn’t mean you did anything wrong following treatment.  The American Cancer Society states, “Even […]

 

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