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In the News: Family History and Prostate Cancer

 

In a recent study completed by the University of Utah, researchers learned that prostate cancer incidence among distant relatives on both sides of a man’s family can help predict the likelihood of developing the disease. The group examined the genealogic and medical information of more than 7 million individuals to assess their risk of prostate […]

 

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Getting a Second Opinion on Prostate Cancer from a Radiation Oncologist

 

If you or a loved one is experiencing symptoms of prostate cancer, your physician may recommend screening or additional tests to confirm a diagnosis. Most often a urologist performs the tests though it is highly recommended that a second opinion should be sought before deciding on a treatment plan. Getting a second opinion can help you […]

 

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Prostate Cancer Treatment: How CyberKnife Reduces Treatment Side Effects

 

Though a prostate cancer diagnosis may be scary, technology advancements have helped to reduce the impact on patients’€™ quality of life during and after treatment of the disease. At St. Louis CyberKnife, we treat prostate cancer with a powerful, noninvasive robotic radiosurgery system that ensures treatment is delivered precisely with few to no side effects. CyberKnife® […]

 

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Honoring Men’s Health: Movember

 

This November marks the ten-year anniversary of Movember, a global campaign to raise awareness of important men’s health issues including mental health and prostate cancer. Each year millions of men vow not to shave through the entire month while fundraising and spreading the word on the issues most important to them. At St. Louis CyberKnife, […]

 

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Prostate Cancer Treatment Options for Newly Diagnosed Patients

 

Whether you or a loved one has been newly diagnosed with prostate cancer, talking to your doctor and conducting research on all the available treatment options is an important first step. Thanks to advancements in research and treatment methods, men diagnosed with prostate cancer have several options and resources available to them to learn more […]

 

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ACS Stories of Hope: Prostate Cancer Patient

 

When Arthur Fowle was diagnosed with aggressive prostate cancer, he realized the importance of living a healthier lifestyle. Fowle transitioned to a low-fat diet following surgery and radiation treatment that has improved his overall health and his attitude. A quote from Fowle: “The worst thing you can do with any life-threatening disease is sit around […]

 

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Video: Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer

 

Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for prostate cancer is considered a first-line treatment option by the American Society for Radiation Oncology and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. Watch the video below to learn more about how CyberKnife® is used to treat prostate cancer. This is not intended as medical advice to replace the expertise and […]

 

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Common Prostate Cancer Questions Answered

 

If you or a loved one is facing a prostate cancer diagnosis or if you are just interested in learning more about the disease, our team at St. Louis CyberKnife is available to answer any questions you may have. We’ve compiled a list below of some of the most common questions men may have about […]

 

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Prostate Cancer Awareness Month: Maintaining Quality of Life During Treatment

 

As September brings National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month into focus, St. Louis CyberKnife aims to educate prostate cancer patients and their families seeking information about treatment options. When weighing prostate cancer treatment options, one of the main concerns for men is maintaining their same quality of life during and after treatment. St. Louis CyberKnife treats […]

 

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Wellpoint Anthem Updates Policy to Include Coverage of SBRT for Prostate Cancer

 

Wellpoint Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, the second largest commercial payer in the United States, recently announced that it has updated its SRS/SBRT policy to cover treatment for early stage prostate cancer. Stereotactic body radiation therapy, or SBRT, is a powerful, noninvasive treatment approach that targets radiation beams to match the size and shape of […]

 

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