According to a study presented at the 56th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) offers unique benefits to patients with advanced oligometastatic lung cancer.
A recent study has found that higher levels of cancer-causing chemicals in smokeless tobacco products leads to greater exposure to various carcinogens.
The 16th annual National Women’s Health Week is celebrated May 10-16, with the goal of empowering women to make their health a priority. This week also serves as a time to help inform women of critical steps they can take to improve their health.
Diagnosing lung cancer at an early stage when it is most treatable remains a focus for doctors and other healthcare providers. Arriving at a lung cancer diagnosis is different for each patient. Read more about approaches to diagnosing lung cancer.
The University of Pittsburgh recently released a study showing that screening for head and neck cancer in addition to lung cancer for eligible candidates could improve early detection and survival rates.
February is honored as National Cancer Prevention Month, a period focused on understanding the best methods to prevent cancer, such as adopting a healthy lifestyle and considering cancer screenings.
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 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.
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 secondary or adjuvant treatment option for tumors that have spread to other parts of the body, which are most commonly the brain or lung. In these cases, stereotactic radiosurgery can be prescribed in tandem with other breast cancer treatment methods like chemotherapy to reduce side effects and overall treatment time.
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.