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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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St. Louis CyberKnife Participates in Guys Night Out Event

 

St. Louis CyberKnife recently participated in another one of SSM Health’s successful Guys Night Out events.  The baseball themed event, which took place on Tuesday, June 14, in the May Conference Center at SSM Health DePaul Hospital in Bridgeton, Missouri, was a Q&A discussion on men’s health with SSM Health physicians.  Over 50 men were […]

 

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New Decision Aids Support Shared Decision Making for Lung Cancer Screening

 

According to the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Facts & Figures 2016 report, almost 4,000 people will die from lung cancer in Missouri this year.  One way to lower this number is by increasing the number of lung cancer screenings.  For some adults, annual lung cancer screening could lead to an early diagnosis and life-saving treatment.  […]

 

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Study Says Lung Cancer Survival Increases Sharply If Caught Early

 

According to a recent study in England, increased screening to identify and monitor people at high risk for lung cancer could increase their chance for five-year survival by nearly three-quarters.  Researchers at the University of Liverpool suggest leaders in Britain set up a national screening program to catch more lung cancer earlier, with the hope […]

 

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Managing Cancer as a Chronic Illness

 

June is National Cancer Survivor Month.  It is a month dedicated to celebrating and recognizing those who have survived cancer, an inspiration for those recently diagnosed, a gathering of support for families, and an outreach to the community.   According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the leading national public health institute […]

 

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St. Louis CyberKnife Welcomes Gina Sandt, RN to Staff

 

St. Louis CyberKnife announced that Gina Sandt, RN has joined their cancer care treatment team.   Gina has been a registered nurse for 21 years.  She received her Bachelor of Science in nursing from Barnes College at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and her Master of Arts in health services management from Webster University in […]

 

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Five St. Louis-area SSM Health hospitals named Lung Cancer Alliance “Centers of Excellence”

 

SSM Health recently announced that five SSM Health hospitals in the St. Louis region have been designated Screening Centers of Excellence by the Lung Cancer Alliance for their ongoing commitment to responsible lung cancer screening through careful use of low-dose CT scans.  Designated Screening Centers of Excellence are committed to provide clear information based on […]

 

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Lung Cancer Facts infographic

 

 

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St. Louis CyberKnife Participates in Lung Cancer Connection Run/Walk

 

On Saturday, April 16, St. Louis CyberKnife co-sponsored a booth at the annual Lung Cancer Connection Run/Walk with SSM Health.  The family friendly event, now in its seventh year, was held at the beautiful Chesterfield Amphitheater in Chesterfield, Missouri.   The Run/Walk is the Lung Cancer Connection’s biggest fundraiser of the year.  Every dollar contributed […]

 

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