National Brain Tumor Awareness Month

 

May is National Brain Tumor Awareness Month.  Driven by advancement in research, surgical techniques, genetic discoveries and much more, it has never been a better time to take action on brain tumors. The National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS), an organization committed to finding better treatments, and ultimately a cure, for people living with a brain […]

 

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Common CyberKnife Patient Questions

 

Read below for an overview of common CyberKnife® questions to learn more about the treatment. CyberKnife can treat brain tumors, lung tumors, prostate cancer, metastatic and recurrent cancer, and other types of cancerous and non-cancerous conditions. This is not intended as medical advice to replace the expertise and judgment of your health care team. It […]

 

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Studies Show Support for CyberKnife Treatment of Neurological Diseases

 

A study presented at the annual meeting of the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS) demonstrated the growing support of CyberKnife® for the treatment of neurological diseases. The study, completed at the University Hospital of Messina in Italy, examined CyberKnife treatment for perioptic meningioma, a type of benign tumor that arises from the membranes that […]

 

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Brain Tumor Awareness Month: Talking to Your Doctor

 

May is recognized as National Brain Tumor Awareness Month, and St. Louis CyberKnife is participating in this effort by encouraging patients with newly diagnosed brain tumors to seek information and second opinions about treatment options and their care plan. It’s important for you to have honest, open discussions with your cancer care team. Below are […]

 

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2015 ACS Brain Cancer Facts and Figures

 

Each year, the American Cancer Society releases updated facts and figures about the forecast of cancer in the United States. It has been reported that the cancer death rate has been greatly reduced in the past 20 years thanks to early detection and cancer prevention methods. At St. Louis CyberKnife, the primary conditions we treat […]

 

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Treatment Options for Metastatic Brain Tumors

 

For patients with advanced stage cancer, the brain is among the most common sites to which a primary tumor can spread. In these cases, doctors take a number of factors into consideration such as the type of primary cancer, the location of the metastatic tumor within the brain and the current health condition of the […]

 

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Video: What to Expect During CyberKnife Treatment for Brain Tumors

 

St. Louis CyberKnife uses CyberKnife® technology to treat brain tumors with a noninvasive procedure enabling patients who may have been diagnosed with surgically inoperable tumors the opportunity to receive treatment. Learn more about how CyberKnife treats brain tumors in the overview below. This is not intended as medical advice to replace the expertise and judgment […]

 

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Presentation: Brain Tumor Treatment Comparison

 

Whether you or a loved one is facing a brain tumor diagnosis, we understand that determining a treatment method is no easy task. That’s why our center aims to provide patients with the best educational resources to make well-informed decisions when assessing their options. The presentation below is an easy-to-understand guide on CyberKnife® technology and […]

 

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Brain Tumor Awareness Month: Influential Brain Tumor Bloggers

 

Whether it’s you or a loved one, facing a brain tumor diagnosis can be a frightening and emotional journey, but connecting with others who have experienced the disease firsthand can often be a valuable resource. Below are a few influential bloggers who have used their blog to provide inspiration for brain tumor patients and their […]

 

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Cancer Control Month: Combining Surgery and CyberKnife for Brain Tumors

 

April is National Cancer Control Month, a national awareness holiday that aims to highlight advancements in prevention, detection and treatment of all cancers. One important aspect of cancer control for patients is understanding cancer treatment options. While many diagnoses have traditional treatment options such as surgery or chemotherapy, many patients may qualify for a combination […]

 

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