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Jun 17

CyberKnife Effectively Treats Brain Cancer Without Surgery

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with brain cancer, it doesn’t have to be the scariest thing you’ve ever experienced. Knowing the facts about brain tumors and knowing that there are several successful treatment options out there can bring you a little more peace of mind. Of the more than 77,500 people Read More

Jun 5

Celebrate Anchorage Cancer Survivors In June

There is one day in June when every person in the Anchorage area should rejoice and celebrate life. June 5 is National Cancer Survivor’s Day and the doctors and staff at Alaska CyberKnife Center at Providence Cancer Center will join millions of people around the world to acknowledge those who have endured the dreaded disease Read More

Nov 5

The Psychology of Giving

The holiday season is just around the corner which encourages many to get in the spirit of giving. It’s a wonderful time of year, but there’s no rule that limits the act of giving to this one time of year. Studies have shown that there is a beneficial psychological effect on those who are involved Read More

Oct 12

Advice for Recently Diagnosed Cancer Patients: Life & Treatment with Cancer

For many, the new year is a time to make goals and resolutions that will positively change and affect their lives; however most do not anticipate a potentially life-altering diagnosis to happen at some point in the year. Though faced with an uncertain future, recently diagnosed cancer patients must adopt the same mindset as New Read More

Oct 5

Lifestyle Tips to Help Decrease the Chances of Developing Lung Cancer

According to the American Lung Association, “lung cancer is the leading cancer killer in both men and women in the U.S.” In their studies, American Lung Association estimates that over 158,000 people will die from lung cancer in 2015, which will account for roughly 27 percent of cancer deaths this year. There are many contributing Read More

Sep 24

5 Ways To Support A Loved One With Cancer

Supporting a loved one who has been diagnosed with cancer, whether friend or family, can be a difficult situation. Every patient will require different needs and types of support. Some patients are incredibly resilient in their optimism and perspective of life, while others may feel incredibly discouraged. Some may not know what to feel, especially Read More

Jul 23

Liver Cancer 101: What You Need to Know

Liver cancer can originate in the liver, or spread to the liver from other organs. In this section, we’ll focus specifically on individuals diagnosed with cancer that began in the liver, rather than metastatic tumors. Causes Hepatitis B and hepatitis C make up 60 percent of all primary liver cancers. Because of this, liver cancer Read More

Jul 23

Kidney Cancer 101

There are several different types of cancer which fall under the umbrella category of kidney cancer. Of these there are two predominant types, renal cell carcinomas (RCC) and urothelial cell carcinomas (UCC). The names describe which region they originated in. RCC originated in the kidney specifically and is responsible for 90 percent to 95 percent Read More

Jul 23

Your Basic Guidebook to Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is a disease that can only affect men. Unlike even breast cancer which though associated with women but can grow in both sexes, the prostate gland is as common a natural occurrence in the female body as ovaries are in men. The prostate is part of the male reproductive system and is responsible Read More

Jul 23

A Basic Introduction to Lung Cancer Facts

Lung cancer is one of the three most prevalent cancers in the U.S., along with breast and prostate cancer. Unfortunately, unlike breast cancer and prostate cancer, which affect similar numbers of people as lung cancer, lung cancer is much more deadly. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death in the U.S. and worldwide. Read More

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