The Importance of Getting a Second Opinion

 

A recent article from CancerConnect.com, a patient-focused cancer website, suggests that if you have been diagnosed with cancer, seeking a second opinion will allow you to learn more about your cancer type and make truly informed decisions about treatment. The article recommends that all cancer patients should consider seeing at least one additional expert after […]

 

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SSM Health Sponsors Series of Prostate Cancer Screenings

 

St. Louis CyberKnife recently participated in a series of prostate cancer screenings, sponsored by SSM Health, in recognition of National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.  The free screenings were held from 4 – 7:00 p.m. at four different locations in the greater St. Louis area and were open for men ages 50 – 69 years of […]

 

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St. Louis CyberKnife Participates in Annual Guys Night Out Event

 

St. Louis CyberKnife recently participated in the annual Guys Night Out event, sponsored by SSM Health Cancer Care.  The baseball themed event, which took place on Monday, September 19, in the Garden Level Conference Center at SSM Health St. Clare Hospital – Fenton in St. Louis, Missouri, was a Q&A discussion on men’s health with […]

 

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SSM Health Networking Night with the Cardinals

 

On Thursday, Sept 8, over 60 physicians from across the SSM Health St. Louis network of hospitals gathered for an evening of networking and fun at a St. Louis Cardinals baseball game sponsored by SSM Health Cancer Care.  Hospital and service line administration, physician liaisons, and key clinical support staff were present as well to […]

 

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Early Prostate Cancer Cases Drop as PSA Screening Declines

 

According to recent research, the recommendation from the United States Preventive Services Task Force for men not to get routine prostate-specific antigen (PSA) based prostate cancer screening, regardless of age, appears to have led to a sizable drop in screening with the PSA blood test, and in diagnosis of early-stage prostate cancer.  The study, published […]

 

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Guys Night Out!

 

 

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Oncology Journal Paper Finds PSA Testing Still Useful

 

A recent paper, published online in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, a peer-reviewed medical journal published three times a month by the American Society of Clinical Oncology, states that prostate cancer experts have maintained that PSA testing is useful and that it reduces the risk for death.  Prostate cancer screening has been a controversial topic […]

 

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FREE Prostate Cancer Screenings

 

 

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St. Louis CyberKnife Nurse Receives “Great Catch” Award

 

At St. Louis CyberKnife and SSM Health Cancer Care, we take pride in our staff and when one of our team members is recognized for outstanding work, we celebrate them.  Recently, one of our nurses on staff at St. Louis CyberKnife, made a lifesaving discovery, and her quick thinking and positive action did not go […]

 

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Screening Strategy May Predict Lethal Prostate Cancer Later in Life

 

A recent study found that mid-life prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels predict who will be more likely to develop lethal prostate cancer.  Investigators from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health found that measuring PSA levels in younger men (between the ages of 40 and 59) could accurately predict future […]

 

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