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Lung Cancer Awareness Month: Pairing Chemotherapy and SBRT

November is honored as Lung Cancer Awareness Month, a national campaign dedicated to raising awareness and funds for lung cancer research. At Illinois CyberKnife, our center is honoring this month by increasing understanding of the latest lung cancer treatment options. As … Continue reading

Metastatic Breast Cancer: CyberKnife for Brain and Lung Lesions

The American Cancer Society estimates 9,230 cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in Illinois this year, some of which may also be facing the spread of the disease to other organs. Patients with metastatic breast cancer often require a … Continue reading

Pairing Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy with other Treatments

As cancer care has evolved, many physicians approach treatment planning with a comprehensive perspective. This well-rounded method has opened the door for many patients, particularly those with metastatic diseases, to receive multiple forms of treatment to alleviate side effects, reduce … 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