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Breast Patient Testimonial – Kathy’s Story

 

Quick. Easy.  Not painful at all. Those are the words that breast cancer survivor Kathy DeVaughn used to describe her CyberKnife treatments. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) estimates that a woman born in the United States today has about a one in eight chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer at some point during her […]

 

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Celebrating Cancer Survivors

 

June is National Cancer Survivor Month, a time to celebrate and recognize cancer survivors, inspire those recently diagnosed, and, most importantly, to celebrate life. During the month, cancer survivors and supporters in communities around the world unite to celebrate life and raise awareness of the challenges faced by cancer survivors. It is a time for […]

 

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Radiation Oncologists from China Visit Philadelphia Cyberknife to Observe Multidisciplinary Cancer Care Program

 

Philadelphia CyberKnife was recently selected as a reference site for a team of radiation oncologists visiting from Wenjiang District People’s Hospital in Chengdu, China. Philadelphia CyberKnife was chosen for the visit because it is a center known for its dedication to research and training.  The entire team at Philadelphia CyberKnife is committed to conducting research that […]

 

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The Role of Nutrition in Cancer Care

 

March is National Nutrition Month.  A nutrition education and information campaign, created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, that focuses on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. We all know that good nutrition is important for good health.  This statement is even truer for cancer […]

 

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Preventing Cancer

 

February is National Cancer Prevention Month.  If your New Year’s resolution to get healthy is already losing steam, now is a perfect time to give yourself a second chance.  Renew your efforts to make healthier choices by learning what you can do to help reduce your cancer risk. Research has shown that more than half […]

 

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World Cancer Day

 

 

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National Radon Action Month

 

Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer deaths among nonsmokers in America and claims the lives of about 21,000 Americans each year.  In fact, the EPA and the U.S. Surgeon General urge all Americans to protect their health by testing their homes, schools, and other buildings for radon. Radon is an invisible, odorless, tasteless […]

 

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Anita’s Story: Treating Breast Cancer with CyberKnife Technology

 

The American Cancer Society reports that there will be almost a quarter of a million women diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States this year and over 11,000 of those cases will be in Pennsylvania. Even though breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in U.S. women, survivorship rates continue to steadily increase. […]

 

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Targeted Radiotherapy Limits Side Effects of Breast Cancer Treatment

 

According to study results published in The Lancet, a weekly peer-reviewed general medical journal, breast cancer patients who have radiotherapy targeted at the original tumor site experience fewer side effects five years after treatment than those who have whole breast radiotherapy, and their cancer is just as unlikely to return. The researchers at 30 radiotherapy […]

 

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Radiosurgery Society Study Examines Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy Outcomes in the Treatment of Lung Metastases

 

The Radiosurgery Society (RSS), a non-profit medical society dedicated to advancing the science and clinical practice of radiosurgery, recently published a study using data from its RSSearch Patient Registry, a multi-institutional, observational registry established to standardize data collection from patients treated with stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). The study, titled “Lung […]

 

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