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.
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 stage, before symptoms appear, making the chances for successful treatment greater.
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), asthma and 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.