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For Friends and Family: Offering Support to Cancer Patients

 

Whether newly diagnosed or further along in the journey of an advanced disease, experiencing a cancer diagnosis of a friend or family member can be an emotional and confusing time. One of the first steps is to understand how you can offer support through this difficult time, as well as how you can receive support […]

 

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Presentation: American Cancer Society 2014 Disease Forecast

 

The American Cancer Society recently released its annual 2014 research detailing the prevalence of cancer in the United States. View the presentation below for an overview. This is not intended as medical advice to replace the expertise and judgment of your health care team. It is intended to help you and your family make informed […]

 

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Treatment Comparison: Radiation Exposure

 

When choosing between different radiation therapies for cancer treatment, one of the differences to consider is the method of delivery and dosage level of the radiation. Depending on the location and size of your tumor, the right treatment plan may require one or a combination of treatment approaches. Traditional radiation treatments deliver lower doses of […]

 

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Treatment Comparison: CyberKnife v. Gamma Knife

 

Although both technologies deliver stereotactic radiosurgery, the differences in these two treatment systems are important. Read below to understand the key distinctions. Treatment areas – While the types of cancers treated with Gamma Knife are limited to the head and neck, CyberKnife is able to treat a variety of cancers in practically any area of […]

 

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Spotlight On: The Stages of Cancer

 

When someone is diagnosed with cancer, determining the stage of the cancer is an important next step. Staging describes the extent or severity of a person’s cancer, which helps doctors determine the best course of treatment and a prognosis.     Common Staging Procedures and Types: The most common staging is TNM, which designates three […]

 

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Spotlight On: How CyberKnife Works

 

A look at how the CyberKnife® components work together to treat tumors noninvasively.

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To view CyberKnife treatment overviews for different types of cancer, watch our YouTube channel.

 

 

 

 

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