Profiles in Cancer Treatment
Reno CyberKnife News
Whether it's you or a loved one facing a cancer diagnosis, making a treatment decision can be an overwhelming experience. While eradicating or controlling the disease is commonly a top consideration when choosing a treatment method, other factors such as maintaining quality of life during and after treatment may also be a concern for some patients.
The Journal of Clinical Oncology recently reported findings from a clinical trial that showed combining stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) with chemotherapy improved survival rates among 24 stage IV lung cancer patients.
The American College of Radiology (ACR) has certified Reno CyberKnife’s hospital partner, Saint Mary’s Center for Cancer, as a designated Lung Cancer Screening Center.
A cancer diagnosis affects not only the person battling the disease, but also their friends and family. Providing support for a loved one or taking on the role of a caregiver for someone diagnosed with cancer can be an emotional and challenging time.
The top consideration and question many patients have when assessing their treatment options is ‘how effective is the treatment?’. Patients should research the treatment options presented to them to understand what clinical studies say about the treatment and how the treatment can best fit into their current lifestyle.
A recent analysis from a multidisciplinary team of scientists affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute provides rationale for a national clinical trial to assess the effectiveness of adding head and neck cancer screening to lung cancer screening programs.
In a study released in late 2014, researchers at the Cleveland Clinic presented data from a decade-long study that followed long-term toxicity results in patients treated with stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for medically inoperable, early-stage lung cancer.
If you have a family history, lifestyle or other factors that indicate you may be at greater risk for cancer, it's important to take early detection seriously. Learn more about screening in this article.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that screenings for lung cancer with low dose computed tomography (LDCT) will now be covered by Medicare. The coverage is effective immediately.
November is recognized annually as Lung Cancer Awareness Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness and funds for lung cancer research. At Reno CyberKnife, our center recognizes this campaign by focusing on increasing understanding of how lung cancer treatment has evolved.