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Screening Guidelines for Prostate Cancer

 

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in American men.  While the disease is prevalent across the country, the screening guidelines are not.  Prostate cancer screenings have always been somewhat controversial because the tests often alert physicians to the presence of cancer, but there is no precise way to determine, definitively, whether the cancer […]

 

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Comparing CyberKnife and Proton Therapy

 

Radiation therapy can be classified according to the types of radiation particles or waves that are used to deliver the treatment.  The three major types of radiation therapy are photons, electrons, or protons.  While all three types have similar effects on tumor tissue and damage cancer cells, photons and electrons are the most readily available, […]

 

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National Brain Tumor Awareness Month

 

May is National Brain Tumor Awareness Month.  Driven by advancement in research, surgical techniques, genetic discoveries, and much more, it has never been a better time to take action on brain tumors. The National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS), an organization whose mission is to unrelentingly invest in, mobilize, and unite our community to discover a […]

 

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Cancer Prevention during a Pandemic

 

With February being recognized as National Cancer Prevention Month, now is a good time to discuss cancer, and most importantly, how to prevent it. According to the recent 2021 Facts and Figures released by the American Cancer Society (ACS), a substantial proportion of cancers could be prevented, including all cancers caused by tobacco use and […]

 

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Safe care: What to expect from your visit

 

Safe care: What to expect from your visit Guidelines for patients and visitors                                                                October 23, 2020 Written by SSM Health. St. Louis CyberKnife is […]

 

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Cancer Screen Week 2020

 

Cancer Screen Week 2020According to the American Cancer Society, almost 607,000 people are expected to die from cancer in 2020. Regular screening can help find certain cancers early when they are most likely to be treated successfully. This Cancer Screen Week (Dec 7-11), help us raise awareness and learn more of the potentially lifesaving benefits […]

 

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Hypofractionated Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer

 

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, many cancer patients are having to make the difficult decision to continue with their current cancer regimen or delay treatments.  Cancer patients and physicians must carefully weigh the potential benefit of routine cancer care versus the risk of COVID-19. To help ease these decisions, several peer-reviewed, non-profit cancer care organizations […]

 

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Treatment When Active Surveillance Is Not Enough

 

If you have been diagnosed with low-risk prostate cancer, it is likely you know about active surveillance, a passive form of treatment that started to grow in popularity in 2010. By 2015, 42.1% of low-risk prostate cancer patients opted for getting regular PSA tests, biopsies, and imaging tests instead of a more aggressive treatment plan. […]

 

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Prostate Cancer: Shawn’s Story

 

Watch and listen to CyberKnife patient, Shawn, and board-certified radiation oncologist and St. Louis CyberKnife Medical Director, John Bedwinek, M.D., talk about how the CyberKnife system treats cancer.

 

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Dr. Bedwinek Discusses Prostate Cancer on Show Me St. Louis

 

Our very own board-certified radiation oncologist John Bedwinek M.D. was a guest on KSDK TV’s Show Me St. Louis. Dr. Bedwinek discussed prostate cancer (risk factors, symptoms, stats) and the benefits of treating it with the CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery System.

 

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