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Cancer Prevention Awareness Month: How Early Detection Helps

 

February is honored as National Cancer Prevention Month, a time focused on taking action to prevent a cancer diagnosis. The American Cancer Society recently reported that more than 1.5 million lives have been spared in the last 20 years thanks to early detection and prevention methods, including quitting smoking and screening programs. While the report details […]

 

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St. Louis CyberKnife Hosts Lung Cancer Dinner Program for Physicians

 

St. Louis CyberKnife recently hosted a dinner program highlighting CyberKnife® treatment for lung cancer. The dinner featured a collaborative discussion including CyberKnife case reviews and progress on past patients who have received the treatment. St. Louis CyberKnife radiation oncologist, Dr. John Bedwinek and Dr. Thomas Chung led the informative discussion. Cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr. Stephen D’Orazio and Ellen […]

 

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Lung Tumor Diagnosis May Not be Lethal

 

Is a harmless lung tumor possible? According to researchers it may be. In a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association’s peer-reviewed JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers found that nearly 1 in 5 lung tumors are so slow-growing that they most likely would never cause problems. The slow-growing cancerous tumors studied never showed […]

 

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5 Ways to Keep Your Lungs Healthy

 

Your lungs are one of the most vital organs in your body and it’s important to keep themhealthy to prevent lung cancer and other disease. Follow these tips for strong lungs. 1. Avoid smoking and second-hand smoke ? Smoking is one of the worst things you can do to your lungs and there is no […]

 

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Lung Cancer Awareness Month

 

Lung Cancer Awareness Month is celebrated each November to raise awareness for the second most common cancer in both men and women. The American Cancer Society estimates 5,410 new cases of lung cancer will be diagnosed in Missouri this year. Below are a few ways to support the fight against lung cancer: Get Connected: Lung […]

 

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U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommends CT Lung Cancer Screening

 

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recently released a recommendation in favor of CT lung cancer screening for long-term smokers. Though still pending finalization, the recommendation applies to current and heavy smokers between 55 and 79 and could be a huge step in diagnosing high-risk patients sooner. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is […]

 

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St. Louis CyberKnife Promotes SSM Cancer Care at St. Clare Lung Cancer Early Detection Initiative, Offers Treatment

 

 

St. Louis CyberKnife joins efforts to raise awareness for its partner, SSM Cancer Care at St. Clare Health Center, newly launched preventive lung cancer screenings as part of the International Early Lung Cancer Action Program (I-ELCAP).

The screenings use annual spiral low-dose CT scans to search for lung cancer in current and former heavy smokers. In contrast to conventional CT scans, a spiral CT scan results in less radiation exposure. Researchers have found that low-dose spiral CT scans, which identify potentially cancerous nodules in the lung before they present symptoms, can reduce lung cancer deaths by 20 percent.

 

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Video: Lung and Brain Tumor Patient Testimonial

 

When St. Louis CyberKnife patient Theresa was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer that had spread to her brain, our dedicated team at St. Louis CyberKnife and SSM Cancer Care worked together to combine multiple treatment methods. Watch the video below to learn more about the expert care Theresa received at our center and the […]

 

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Spotlight On: American Lung Association

 

The American Lung Association (ALA) is a national organization dedicated to preventing lung disease and improving lung health through education, advocacy and research. The ALA’s mission is “to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.” The organization works to combat tobacco use, improve air quality to prevent lung disease and provide aid […]

 

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Spotlight On: Lung Cancer Treatment

 

The American Cancer Society estimates lung cancer will be detected in nearly 220,000 people this year. The disease, ranked as the most common cancer diagnosis worldwide, kills more people annually than breast, colon and pancreatic cancers combined. While surgery or external-beam radiation therapy is considered a standard treatment for lung cancer, patients who are in […]

 

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