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Posts From Category: Lung Cancer

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

Patient Resources: Questions to Ask Your Doc

Asking questions and reviewing your medical history with a doctor can help you make informed decisions and helps your doctor administer the quality of care you need. Illinois CyberKnife encourages our patients to prepare a list of questions before their … Continue reading

Illinois CyberKnife recognizes Lung Cancer Awareness Month

In recognition of Lung Cancer Awareness Month, Illinois CyberKnife offers tips on how to reduce the risk of one its most frequently treated diseases. The center has treated nearly 50 lung cancer patients this year with its advanced cancer treatment … Continue reading

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Lung Cancer Awareness Month is celebrated each November to raise awareness for the second most common cancer in both men and women. The American Cancer Society estimates 9,270 new cases of lung cancer will be diagnosed in Illinois this year. … Continue reading

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommends CT Lung Cancer Screening

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recently released a recommendation in favor of CT lung cancer screening for long-term smokers. Though still pending finalization, the recommendation applies to current and heavy smokers between 55 and 79 and could be … Continue reading

Spotlight On: American Lung Association

The American Lung Association (ALA) is a national organization dedicated to preventing lung disease and improving lung health through education, advocacy and research. The ALA’s mission is “to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.” The organization … Continue reading

What is Metastatic Cancer?

Metastatic cancer occurs when cancerous cells spread from a primary cancer site to other parts of the body. Despite spreading to another location within the body, the cancer is considered an extension of the original tumor. For example, lung cancer … Continue reading

Community Event Round Up: Illinois CyberKnife Participates in ALA Healthy Lung Expo and Ride Janie Ride

Illinois CyberKnife has been making rounds all over the community! We enjoy every opportunity to reach out to residents in our area and connect with cancer patients and their families. We caught up with locals at the American Lung Association’s … Continue reading

Spotlight On: The CyberKnife Treatment Process

In the fight against cancer, CyberKnife® provides an important alternative for patients seeking a nonsurgical option with shorter treatment times, fewer side effects and a more rapid recovery. Our center uses a team approach to patient care in which physicians and other … Continue reading