Patient Education: Cancer Recurrence Common Terms and What They Mean

 

Once treatment is completed, many cancer survivors find they have still have issues and concerns that they did not expect.  The one people fear the most is the news that the cancer has come back.  Patients coping with a second cancer diagnosis may hear unfamiliar medical terms related to their disease and its treatment.  We’ve […]

 

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Infographic: Metastatic Cancer

 

When Cancer Comes Back My cancer came back.  Four words that no one ever wants to say, or hear a loved one say.   They fought the battle once and now their cancer is back and in a new location in their body.  Metastatic cancer is a cancer that has spread from the place where […]

 

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When Cancer Comes Back

 

Study Found Proteins in Urine Can Indicate Pancreatic Cancer According to a new study, published in the August 3 edition of Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, researchers have found three proteins in urine that indicate early stage pancreatic cancer.  For the study, researchers analyzed 488 urine samples, including […]

 

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Patient Resources: Understanding Oligometastases and SBRT

 

A recent study presented at the 56th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) reported that stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) benefits patients with advanced oligometastatic lung cancer. Oligometastasis, a form of metastatic cancer, is the intermediate state of metastasis. Metastatic cancer occurs when cancer cells break away from a primary tumor […]

 

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CyberKnife Treatment for Recurrent Lung Cancer

 

In some cases, patients with recurrent lung tumors may have limited options. While a recurrent lung cancer diagnosis may cause feelings of shock and distress, patients can feel hopeful that there are options available to treat cancer that comes back in areas previously treated with surgery or radiation. At St. Louis CyberKnife, our team of […]

 

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Common CyberKnife Patient Questions

 

Read below for an overview of common CyberKnife® questions to learn more about the treatment. CyberKnife can treat brain tumors, lung tumors, prostate cancer, metastatic and recurrent cancer, and other types of cancerous and non-cancerous conditions. This is not intended as medical advice to replace the expertise and judgment of your health care team. It […]

 

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How CyberKnife Treats Metastatic Liver Cancer

 

Liver cancer is sometimes difficult to detect early because symptoms of the disease often do not appear until the cancer has progressed. The delay in detection often means patients may be at a more advanced stage when diagnosed, meaning cancer may have spread beyond the liver to other parts of the body. When this occurs, […]

 

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Metastatic Liver Cancer Treatment

 

Liver cancer starts in the liver, the largest organ in the body, and can spread to other organs. Because symptoms of liver cancer typically do not appear until the disease has already progressed to an advanced stage, some patients may also be faced with metastatic liver cancer. Metastatic liver cancer occurs when cancer cells from […]

 

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Treatment Options for Metastatic Brain Tumors

 

For patients with advanced stage cancer, the brain is among the most common sites to which a primary tumor can spread. In these cases, doctors take a number of factors into consideration such as the type of primary cancer, the location of the metastatic tumor within the brain and the current health condition of the […]

 

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CyberKnife Treatment Capabilities for Recurrent Cancer

 

If you or a loved one is facing a cancer recurrence, it’s normal to feel shock and distress. When a patient’s cancer comes back, it’s important to understand that a recurrence does not mean the first treatment didn’t work, and it doesn’t mean you did anything wrong following treatment.  The American Cancer Society states, “Even […]

 

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