Vernon Traxler suffered from painful trigeminal neuralgia for over 16 years before he found relief with CyberKnife. Watch Vernon explain what those years felt like and how he feels now after being treated at San Francisco CyberKnife.
When deciding which treatment option is best for their prostate cancer, men take numerous factors into consideration. While their physician’s recommendation does play an important role in the treatment decision, in the end, most men make the choice that is best for them. That choice is often based on treatment outcomes and side effects, and
As the classic holiday song goes, it is the most wonderful time of the year. But do you know what else the happiest season of all brings? Stress. With all the planning, shopping, decorating and cooking, it’s easy to become tired and overwhelmed. When cancer treatment is added to the mix, holiday stress can become
Accuray Incorporated, developer and manufacturer of the CyberKnife® System, announced that published data from two multicenter studies using differing protocols provide consistent results and reinforce the use of the CyberKnife system for the effective management of low-and intermediate-risk prostate cancer. The studies are the largest conducted to date evaluating stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) in
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
Watch Dr. Geng discuss CyberKnife and it’s treatment options on KTSF. For more information, visit CKSanFrancisco.com.
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 committed to finding better treatments, and ultimately a cure, for people living with a brain
Watch general surgeon, Dr. Louis Heuser, talk about why he chose CyberKnife for the treatment of his prostate cancer. Dr. Heuser was very happy with the quick treatments and the fact that he was able to stay close to home and continue to work and see his patients. It’s Your Prostate, Your Cancer, Your
Meet Doris, a cancer survivor, and listen to her talk about her experience of undergoing CyberKnife for treatment of her lung cancer. Doris said the treatments were only an hour, never hurt, and she went right back to work after each treatment.
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
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
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
Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a chronic pain condition affecting the trigeminal nerve (a three-branched nerve that carries sensations from the face to the brain and controls facial motor functions such as biting and chewing). TN is characterized by episodes of sudden, explosive severe pain along the trigeminal nerve, with periods of pain-free remission between attacks.
American Urological Association, American Society for Radiation Oncology, and the Society of Urologic Oncology Release Joint Prostate Cancer Guidelines
Recently, the American Urological Association (AUA), the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), and the Society of Urologic Oncology (SUO) released collaborative clinical guidelines for managing localized prostate cancer which offers a framework for shared decision-making between physicians and patients. Through this collaboration, the committee provided guidance on active surveillance and on which treatments are
San Francisco CyberKnife uses revolutionary technology in the fight against cancer, attacking cancer with high doses of precise radiation treatments. Cancer doesn’t fight fair and neither should you.
San Francisco CyberKnife recently participated in the S.F. Juneteenth celebration. The event, held Saturday, June 17, was a day to celebrate freedom and equal rights in the United States. Thousands of people throughout the San Francisco Bay Area gathered to pay respect and educate the community around the meaning of “Juneteenth.” Juneteenth, also known as
Listen to Dr. Huang, radiation oncologist at San Francisco CyberKnife, talk about how the CyberKnife System is a great addition to the technology offered in the radiation oncology department and why she wanted to do something on a daily basis that helped people.
Watch and listen to San Francisco CyberKnife patient Dong Yuping talk about receiving CyberKnife treatment for trigeminal neuralgia. Ms. Yuping chose CyberKnife because of the advantages it has over other treatment options, including targeted radiation and shorter treatment time.
Watch and listen to San Francisco CyberKnife patient Judy Magnusen talk about receiving CyberKnife treatment for brain cancer. Judy chose CyberKnife because of the advantages it has over other treatment options, including targeted radiation and shorter treatment time.
Watch and listen to San Francisco CyberKnife patient Henry Tang talk about receiving CyberKnife treatment for prostate cancer. Mr. Tang chose CyberKnife because of the advantages it has over other treatment options, including targeted radiation and shorter treatment time.
View Dr Boohar’s bio and the meet the other San Francisco CyberKnife team members on our team page.
After Jan was diagnosed with stage IV kidney cancer, she completed CyberKnife treatment. She now has no traces of a tumor ever being in her body. Learn more about her experience in this video.
Alliance Healthcare Services and Dignity Health Bay Area Bring Cyberknife® Cancer Treatment to Saint Francis Memorial Hospital
Alliance HealthCare Services, Inc., a leading national provider of outsourced healthcare services, and Dignity Health Bay Area announced today the opening of San Francisco CyberKnife, a new cancer treatment center that will begin treating patients June 22. “We at Dignity Health are very pleased to be offering this advanced radiation therapy option for our patients
According to the American Lung Association, lung cancer is the leading cancer killer in both men and women in the United States and causes more deaths than colorectal, breast and prostate cancers combined. An estimated 158,040 Americans are expected to die from lung cancer in 2015, accounting for approximately 27 percent of all cancer deaths.
San Francisco CyberKnife, a joint venture between Alliance Oncology, Dignity Health Bay Area hospitals, and independent San Francisco-based physicians, announced today that Alexander B. Geng, M.D., has joined its staff and will be offering radiation oncology services to patients throughout San Francisco and the surrounding communities. “We are pleased to have Dr. Geng join the
The Radiosurgical Research Institute (RRI), a 501c3 public charity, is the only independent medical research organization committed to improving the outcomes of cancer patients treated with radiosurgery. Its mission is to advance radiosurgery as a cancer treatment through innovation, education, and quality research in collaboration with treatment centers around the world. Before RRI, radiosurgical
Since 2010, Asian-Americans have been the fastest growing ethnic group in the United States. Data from the last United States Census Bureau reported that the total Asian-American population in the U.S. was 19.4 million. Currently, California has the largest Asian population of any U.S. state (6.1 million) and San Francisco has the highest percentage (21.4)
自2010年以來,美國亞裔已成為美國人口增長最快的族裔。美國人口普查局的數據報告顯示在美亞裔人口為一千九百四十萬人。目前,美國加州的亞裔人口最多,有六百一十萬,而在美國城市中,三藩市華裔所佔的比例最高，是21.4%。 當有多於一個以上族裔群體生活在一個城市,這些群體就迫切需要資源,特別是涉及到醫療護理領域,這樣多元化人口才能蓬勃發展。 護理人員和患者間的清晰溝通對於安全和高質量的醫療服務是很重要的。 與患者的關係和得到他們的信任取決於理解。 如果病人與護士,醫生不說同一種語言，那麼取得患者全面病歷、了解相關臨床資料、或在治療過程中情感投入的機會就會減少。 醫生與病人不說同一語言所產生的溝通困難並不為奇,但根據對認可醫療機構評審的聯合委員會(JCAHO)指出,一般美國人也沒有理解典型健康信息的能力,更何況那些不講英文或英文不是他們第一語言的人。 研究表明,患者和護理人員之間的溝通失敗可以導致不良事件和醫療失誤。美國國內語言的多樣化比以往大得多,並正在隨著英語能力有限的人口的迅速增長成為一個新的風險,醫療機構正著手處理。 作為三藩市電腦刀中心,我們理解具有講不同語言的護士和醫生的重要性。我們知道我們的患者需要明白醫生提出的重要建議和治療。為了更好地服務我們的患者,我們的一位護士和三位放射腫瘤科醫生都會講中英文。 李翠明(Minnie Li) 護士會講國、粵語和台山話,伍美文(Meiwen Wu) 醫生會講國、粵語,耿本楠(Alexander B. Geng)醫生會講國語,黃敏(Sara M. Huang)醫生會講粵語。 欲知更多三藩市電腦刀工作人員的資料,請點擊這裡。如想聯繫我們或想預約, 請點擊這裡。
The percentage of Americans developing liver cancer has been rising slowly for several decades. The American Cancer Society estimates that about 35,660 new cases (25,510 in men and 10,150 in women) will be diagnosed in the United States in 2015 and about 24,550 people (17,030 men and 7,520 women) will die of these cancers. Several
According to research from a phase III randomized international study from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, patients with operable stage I non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) could achieve better overall survival rates if treated with stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR), also known as stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), rather than the current standard
San Francisco CyberKnife recently had an open house to welcome physicians, hospital staff, and community members to the newly opened center. The event was a huge success and over 130 people were in attendance to help celebrate! Physicians from the San Francisco community, staff from Saint Francis Memorial Hospital and the partnering radiation oncology departments
According to a recent study, published in the August 3 edition of Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, researchers have found three proteins in urine that indicate early stage pancreatic cancer. For the study, researchers analyzed 488 urine samples, including 192 from patients with pancreatic cancer, 92 from patients
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network recently updated their patient guide to support stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for prostate cancer. The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), a not-for-profit alliance of 26 of the world’s leading cancer centers, is dedicated to improving the quality, efficiency, and effectiveness of care for patients with cancer. NCCN aims
San Francisco CyberKnife would like to congratulate our hospital partners, Saint Francis Memorial Hospital, St. Mary’s Medical Center and Sequoia Hospital, on being named a 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. The hospitals were recognized as part of The
If your New Year’s resolution to get fit and healthy is already losing steam, February, which is National Cancer Prevention Month, is a great 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. The Centers for Disease Control
According to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, a nationwide network of people dedicated to working together to advance research, support patients and create hope for those affected by pancreatic cancer, pancreatic cancer has the highest mortality rate of all major cancers. It is also one of the few cancers for which survival has not improved
A new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology has shown that stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) is an effective option for inoperable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Hepatocellular carcinoma is the most common type of liver cancer, and most cases of HCC are secondary to either a viral hepatitis infection (hepatitis B or C) or
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
According to researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, a five-year study shows that stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) offers a higher cure rate for prostate cancer than more traditional approaches. The study, the first trial to publish five-year results from SBRT treatment for prostate cancer, found a 98.6 percent
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
According to a recent study in England, increased screening to identify and monitor people at high risk for lung cancer could increase their chance for five-year survival by nearly three-quarters. Researchers at the University of Liverpool suggest leaders in Britain set up a national screening program to catch more lung cancer earlier, with the hope
According to the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Facts & Figures 2016 report, over 12,000 people will die from lung cancer in California this year. One way to lower this number is by increasing the number of lung cancer screenings. For some adults, annual lung cancer screening could lead to an early diagnosis and life-saving
According to research presented at the recent 58th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), high dose stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) for men newly-diagnosed with low- or intermediate-risk prostate cancer results in shorter treatment times, low severe toxicity, and excellent cancer control rates. Although prostate tumors generally respond well to radiation
Though primarily used to treat benign and malignant tumors, stereotactic radiosurgery can also treat additional medical conditions, including a rare nerve disorder called trigeminal neuralgia (TN). Excruciating facial pain triggered by everyday activities such as chewing, talking or swallowing characterizes the debilitating condition. TN can often be mistaken for a dental problem, since the disorder
Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a rare and excruciating nerve disorder that can occur when a blood vessel compresses the trigeminal nerve, the largest nerve in the head, and causes debilitating pain in various parts of the face and jaw region. Trigeminal neuralgia is usually categorized as typical or atypical, with symptoms differing depending on the
KTSF 电视采访耿博士讨论脊椎和椎管内肿瘤 观看旧金山肿瘤放射赛波刀中心医疗主任，亚历山大 耿，医学博士，讨论脊柱和脊髓肿瘤。耿博士讨论他是如何与患者用CyberKnife®机器人放射系统和射波刀治疗各种不同的脊椎和背部的良性和恶性肿瘤，达到不用开刀也可以治好病的效果。