Managing Cancer as a Chronic Illness

 

June is National Cancer Survivor Month.  It is a month dedicated to celebrating and recognizing those who have survived cancer, an inspiration for those recently diagnosed, a gathering of support for families, and an outreach to the community.   According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the leading national public health institute […]

 

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Brain Tumors

 

May is National Brain Tumor Awareness Month.  According to the National Brain Tumor Society, who is committed to improving the lives of all those affected by brain tumors, more than 69,000 Americans will be diagnosed with a primary brain tumor this year.  A brain tumor is an abnormal growth of tissue in the brain or […]

 

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When Cancer Spreads: Get the Facts on Metastatic Lung Cancer

 

Metastatic cancer occurs when cancerous cells spread from a primary cancer site to other parts of the body. When a cancerous tumor is found in another part of the body, that tumor is considered metastatic from the original tumor. For example, lung cancer that spreads to the liver is considered metastatic lung cancer with liver […]

 

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Cancer Recurrence: CyberKnife Advantages When Cancer Comes Back

 

When faced with a cancer recurrence, it’s normal for patients to feel shock and distress. Patients with recurrent cancer often face the challenge of choosing a treatment option that will have the ability to target a new or previously treated area with radiation while having minimal side effects. Thanks to technological advancements in the cancer […]

 

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Metastatic Cancer Patient Testimonial

 

 

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Metastatic Cancer: When Breast Cancer Spreads to the Brain

 

As the second-most diagnosed cancer in women in the U.S., it’s tough to find someone who hasn’t been impacted by breast cancer. When breast cancer is discovered after it starts causing symptoms, the cancer is likely to have advanced and spread beyond the confines of the breast. Many women may be unaware that breast cancer […]

 

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Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy and Metastatic Spinal Tumors: A Research Study

 

Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) can serve as a nonsurgical form of treatment to relieve pain associated with spinal tumors. In a recent study titled, “Palliative Strategies for the Management of Primary and Metastatic Spinal Tumors,” researchers examined the methods of treatment for spinal tumor patients who experienced discomfort. Published in the April 2014 issue […]

 

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Benefits of Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Brain Tumor Patients

 

There are more than 120 types of brain tumors, according to the American Brain Tumor Association. New Jersey CyberKnife treats brain tumors and metastatic brain lesions with stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). Treatment is delivered by CyberKnife® technology, providing an important alternative for patients who are not candidates for surgery or seek a noninvasive treatment option. Unlike […]

 

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What is Metastatic Cancer?

 

Metastatic cancer occurs when cancerous cells spread from a primary cancer site to other parts of the body. Despite spreading to another location within the body, the cancer is considered an extension of the original tumor. For example, lung cancer that spreads to the liver is considered metastatic lung cancer. Metastatic cancers are difficult to […]

 

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Breast Cancer Awareness: Treatment Options When Breast Cancer Spreads

 

As the second-most diagnosed cancer in women in the U.S., it’s tough to find someone who hasn’t been impacted by breast cancer in some way. The American Cancer Society estimates 230,480 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer this year. Most breast cancers are found by routine screening mammograms. If breast cancer is discovered […]

 

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