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Stages of Liver Cancer

The stage of a cancer diagnosis is the most important factor in determining a treatment plan. Though there are many staging systems used for liver cancer worldwide, one of the most common ones is the Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) … Continue reading

Smoking Cessation: Tools to Help You Quit

Quitting smoking can be difficult, but it’s never too late to start making the transition to a healthier lifestyle. Use these helpful tools and resources to take the first step. Talk to your doctor about nicotine-release products – Nicotine products … Continue reading

What You Need to Know About Lung Cancer Detection

Lung cancer is among the toughest cancers to diagnose early because of its non-specific symptoms and a widely accepted screening process has not been adopted yet. The purpose of lung cancer screening is to find the disease at an early … Continue reading

Illinois CyberKnife Sponsors American Lung Association Healthy Lung Expo

Illinois CyberKnife is a proud sponsor of the American Lung Association’s annual Healthy Lung Expo. The event is designed for patients and healthcare professionals to learn more about the latest trends, resources and research surrounding chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), … Continue reading

Video: Lung Tumor Patient Testimonial

A great way to learn more about the CyberKnife® treatment experience is to hear firsthand from patients. Learn more about CyberKnife treatment for lung cancer from our former patient, Oscar. This is not intended as medical advice to replace the … Continue reading

Video: CyberKnife Treatment Overview for Lung Cancer

For lung cancer patients, CyberKnife® can be an alternative option for those with inoperable tumors or those seeking a nonsurgical treatment. CyberKnife provides a noninvasive treatment called stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) that treats tumors within five treatment sessions. To … Continue reading

USPSTF Makes Final Recommendation for Lung Cancer CT Scan

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recently released its finalized recommendation in favor of CT lung cancer screening for long-term smokers. The organization recommends annual lung cancer screenings for adults between the ages of 55 to 80 who have … Continue reading

American Cancer Society 2014 Lung Cancer Statistics

Each year the American Cancer Society releases their facts and figures research detailing expected incidence rates, death rates and disease information. Below are the key statistics for lung cancer this year:  Estimated Number of New Lung Cancer Cases, US 2014: … Continue reading

World Health Day: 5 Ways to Keep Your Lungs Healthy

April 7, 2014 is celebrated as World Health Day, a day dedicated to tackling worldwide health issues. In honor of this holiday, our center would like to highlight one of the most vital organs in your body- your lungs. Maintaining … Continue reading

Event Recap: Fight for Air Climb Chicago

The Fight for Air Climb at Presidential Towers is an annual fundraising event for the American Lung Association. The “vertical road race” is a grand total of 180 floors and 2,340 steps. This year’s event has a fundraising goal of $350,000 … Continue reading