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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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Types of Trigeminal Neuralgia: Typical vs. Atypical

 

Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a rare and excruciating nerve disorder that can occur when a blood vessel compresses the trigeminal nerve, the largest nerve in the head, and causes debilitating pain in various parts of the face and jaw region.  Trigeminal neuralgia is usually categorized as typical or atypical, with symptoms differing depending on the […]

 

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Treating Trigeminal Neuralgia with Radiation Therapy

 

Though primarily used to treat benign and malignant tumors, stereotactic radiosurgery can also treat additional medical conditions, including a rare nerve disorder called trigeminal neuralgia (TN).  Excruciating facial pain triggered by everyday activities such as chewing, talking or swallowing characterizes the debilitating condition.  TN can often be mistaken for a dental problem, since the disorder […]

 

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Cancer Prevention Recommendations Infographic

 

 

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Do These Three Things to Help Prevent Cancer

 

If your New Year’s resolution to get fit and healthy is already losing steam, February, which is National Cancer Prevention Month, is a great time to give yourself a second chance.  Renew your efforts to make healthier choices by learning what you can do to help reduce your cancer risk.  The Centers for Disease Control […]

 

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SBRT Effective Option for Inoperable Hepatocelullar Carcinoma

 

A new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology has shown that stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) is an effective option for inoperable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).   Hepatocellular carcinoma is the most common type of liver cancer, and most cases of HCC are secondary to either a viral hepatitis infection (hepatitis B or C) or […]

 

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Study Finds CT Scans for Lung Cancer Turn Up Few False-Positives

 

A study published last month in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, the official journal of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, found that false-positive findings for CT-based screening for lung cancer were uncommon.  The results of the study is good news because even though CT-based screening for lung cancer in […]

 

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November is National Lung Cancer Awareness Month

 

November is officially Lung Cancer Awareness Month.  The event started back in 1995 as Lung Cancer Awareness Day.  As the lung cancer community and the lung cancer movement grew, the awareness activities increased and the day matured into Lung Cancer Awareness Month.  During the month, people throughout the country come together to support the lung […]

 

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Men’s Cancer Screening Checklist

 

 

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