Spotlight on: Brain Tumors


According to the American Cancer Society, brain tumors account for one in every 100 cancers diagnosed annually in the United States. TrueBeam STx® stereotactic radiosurgery is an advanced treatment option for brain tumors, providing an important nonsurgical alternative for patients. Below is a brief overview of brain tumors, incidence rates and treatment options. The information […]


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Rush Radiosurgery joins the American Brain Tumor Association for the Breakthrough for Brain Tumors 5K Walk/Run


Together with hospital partner, Rush University Medical Center, Rush Radiosurgery hosted a booth at the American Brain Tumor Association’s Breakthrough for Brain Tumors 5k Run/Walk. Twenty-eight Rush Radiosurgery and Rush University Medical Center staff members joined the group of over 4,500 attendees who ran or walked to raise awareness and funding for brain tumor research. […]


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Rush Radiosurgery focuses on education during Brain Tumor Awareness Month


May marks the recognition of National Brain Tumor Awareness Month. Since its establishment in 2008, community organizations and support groups celebrate this month with increased efforts to raise awareness of brain tumors, increase funding for research and educate the public on symptoms and treatment options.

The Central Brain Tumor Registry estimates 66,290 new cases of primary non–malignant and malignant brain and central nervous system tumors will be diagnosed in the United States in 2012. What patients may not know is that a large percentage of those diagnoses will be from metastatic tumors, tumors that develop from cancer cells that have spread from another part of the body.

There are more than 120 different types of brain tumors, and while not all are necessarily fatal, any brain tumor should be considered a serious health condition. Brain tumors often create increased pressure in the skull, known as intracranial hypertension. This can lead to, among other conditions, headaches, vomiting, vision problems and altered states of consciousness.


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