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Wellpoint Anthem Updates Policy to Include Coverage of SBRT for Prostate Cancer

 

Wellpoint Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, the second largest commercial payer in the United States, recently announced that it has updated its SRS/SBRT policy to cover treatment for early stage prostate cancer. Stereotactic body radiation therapy, or SBRT, is a powerful, noninvasive treatment approach that targets radiation beams to match the size and shape of […]

 

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American College of Radiology Guidelines Update: SBRT for Prostate Cancer Viewed Favorably

 

According to an American College of Radiology report, “There are growing data to suggest that hypofractionation on a dose-per-fraction less than 3.0 Gy per fraction is reasonably safe and efficacious, and although the early results from hypofractionation/SBRT studies at dose-per-fraction greater than 4.0 Gy appear promising, these approaches should continue to be used with caution […]

 

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Stages of Prostate Cancer

 

If you or a loved one has received a prostate cancer diagnosis, having an understanding of the stages of prostate cancer can help you to make a more informed decision on your treatment plan. To learn more about prostate cancer and its stages, view our presentation below. This is not intended as medical advice to […]

 

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Early Detection Guidelines for Prostate Cancer

 

Not all prostate cancer diagnoses are the same, so it is important to learn more about early detection for the disease. Since prostate cancers can grow slowly without causing harm, men should be fully informed of the uncertainties, risks and potential benefits of cancer screening before making a decision to undergo testing for prostate cancer. […]

 

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Benefits of CyberKnife for Prostate Cancer Patients

 

While CyberKnife® technology has been in use for more than 20 years in the cancer industry, many people still have questions about how this technology treats tumors with minimal side effects. Below are some common questions and answers about CyberKnife stereotactic body radiation therapy. How is SBRT with CyberKnife different from conventional radiation therapy in […]

 

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Prostate Cancer Treatment Comparison: CyberKnife vs. Proton Therapy

 

Patients seeking an advanced treatment option for a cancer diagnosis may compare CyberKnife® and proton therapy. While both are known for their precision and minimal side effects, each targets tumors differently. CyberKnife is an advanced technology that performs stereotactic body radiation therapy. During treatment, high doses of radiation are delivered to tumors with sub-millimeter precision, […]

 

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CyberKnife: What Does It Treat?

 

Lung tumors, prostate cancer, and brain tumors are among our center’s most frequently treated diseases, yet CyberKnife® can also treat other diseases with stereotactic body radiation therapy. Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM): AVMs are abnormal connections between arteries and veins that commonly occur in the brain and spine. Blood typically enters the brain through arteries, moves to […]

 

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Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

 

This week marks the beginning of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, which is dedicated to raising awareness, advocating for research and educating men on how to maintain their prostate health. Here’s how you and your loved ones can participate in Prostate Cancer Awareness Month: Be informed. Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in American […]

 

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Prostate Cancer Patient Testimonial

 

 

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Celebrate Men’s Health Month in June

 

June is Men’s Health Month! This time is dedicated to raising awareness of preventable health problems men may encounter through health education, fundraising and advocacy efforts promoting early detection and treatment of disease. Here’s how you can get involved: Wear blue. The Men’s Health Network created the initiative to support men’s health efforts. Learn more […]

 

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