Seven Things to Know About Getting a Mammogram

 

In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, check out this infographic from the American Cancer Society to learn seven things to know about getting a mammogram.

 

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Why Should Women Consider CyberKnife Breast Treatment?

 

Watch Olusola Obayomi-Davies, M.D., radiation oncologist at Philadelphia CyberKnife, explain why women should consider CyberKnife treatment for breast cancer.

 

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How is CyberKnife Breast Radiation Different Than Traditional Breast Radiation Therapy Treatments?

 

Watch Olusola Obayomi-Davies, M.D., radiation oncologist at Philadelphia CyberKnife, explain how CyberKnife breast radiation is different from traditional breast radiation therapy treatments.

 

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What is Partial Breast Radiation?

 

Watch Olusola Obayomi-Davies, M.D., radiation oncologist at Philadelphia CyberKnife, explain what partial breast radiation is.

 

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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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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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ASTRO Updates Clinical Guidance on Accelerated Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer

 

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), the premier radiation oncology society in the world, recently updated their guidelines for accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) in the treatment of patients with early-stage breast cancer.  APBI is a breast radiation therapy in which focused radiation is delivered specifically to the part of the breast where the […]

 

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Philadelphia CyberKnife Now Accepting Patients for Partial Breast Irradiation Study

 

According to the American Cancer Society, about 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will develop breast cancer during their lifetime. There is good news though as the ACS also reports that survival rates from breast cancer have been increasing since about 1989, with larger increases in women younger than 50. These increases are believed […]

 

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Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day

 

Each October, the breast cancer community gathers to raise awareness and garner support for the fight against breast cancer. The American Cancer Society estimates 232,340 cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in 2013 and one in eight women will develop breast cancer during her lifetime. During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, October 13 is dedicated […]

 

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