National Brain Tumor Awareness Month

 

May is National Brain Tumor Awareness Month.  Driven by advancement in research, surgical techniques, genetic discoveries and much more, it has never been a better time to take action on brain tumors. The National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS), an organization committed to finding better treatments, and ultimately a cure, for people living with a brain […]

 

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Stereotactic Radiosurgery May Be Best for Patients with Metastatic Brain Tumors

 

A recent study, published in The Journal of the American Medical Association, an international peer-reviewed medical journal, found that patients with three or fewer metastatic brain tumors who received treatment with stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) had less cognitive deterioration three months after treatment than patients who received SRS combined with whole brain radiation therapy (WBRT).  For […]

 

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Brain Tumor Awareness Month: Choosing Treatment Options

 

May is National Brain Tumor Awareness Month. This time focuses on increased efforts to raise awareness of brain tumors, increase funding for research and educate the public on symptoms and treatment options. Tumors in the brain can be treated with surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy or a mixture of these therapies. For patients facing a brain tumor […]

 

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Treatment Options for Metastatic Tumors in The Brain

 

Sometimes called secondary brain tumors, metastatic brain tumors are caused by cancer cells spreading, or metastasizing from other organs in the body to the brain. These metastatic brain tumors are five times more common than primary brain tumors (tumors that originate in the brain) and make up the majority of brain tumor diagnoses. Cancers of […]

 

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Research Update: Brain Tumor Research Studies

 

Two research studies were conducted in 2013 that both provided interesting new findings on the benefit of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for brain tumor treatment. Study 1 – Announced by the American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) in September 2013, the study found data indicating that adult cancer patients, under the age of 50 who had […]

 

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Brain Awareness Week: SRS for Brain Tumors

 

Join our center in showing support for Brain Awareness Week as it kicks-off this week across the world. The annual global campaign is dedicated to increasing public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research through a weeklong series of activities hosted by organizers across the country. Our center uses CyberKnife® technology to treat cancerous […]

 

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What to Expect during CyberKnife Brain Tumor Treatment:

 

Using CyberKnife® technology, our center treats brain tumors with stereotactic radiosurgery. While the name may conjure images of knives and scalpels, CyberKnife treatment is completely nonsurgical and requires no sedation. The video below will walk you through the four main steps that are generally involved with the CyberKnife treatment process. This is not intended as […]

 

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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 that spreads to the liver is considered metastatic lung cancer. Metastatic cancers are difficult to […]

 

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Spotlight on: Brain Tumors

 

According to the American Cancer Society, brain tumors account for one in every 100 cancers diagnosed annually in the United States. CyberKnife® stereotactic radiosurgery is an advanced treatment option for brain tumors, providing an important nonsurgical alternative for patients. Below is a brief overview of brain tumors, incidence rates and treatment options.

What You Need to Know about Brain Cancer

 

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Metastatic Cancer: When Breast Cancer Spreads to the Brain

 

Breast cancer is the second-most diagnosed cancer in women in the U.S., making considerations for the spread of breast cancer a particularly important conversation for women at risk. Once breast cancer symptoms begin to appear, the cancer may have advanced and spread to another part of the body. Newly diagnosed women may be surprised to […]

 

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