American Cancer Society Facts & Figures 2014


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CyberKnife Center of Chicago presents the American Cancer Society Facts and Figures 2014 annual report outlining the estimated numbers of new cancer cases and deaths in 2014 as well as current cancer incidence, mortality, and survival statistics and information on cancer symptoms, risk factors, early detection and treatment.

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American Cancer Society Facts & Figures 2014

  1. 1. 2014 AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY FACTS & FIGURES 117 E. Brush Hill Road, Elmhurst, IL 60126 331-221-2050
  2. 2. TheAmerican Cancer Society’s 2014 Cancer Facts & Figures attempts to summarize current scientific information about cancer. Except when specified, it does not represent the official policy of theAmerican Cancer Society. Datasource:AmericanCancerSociety.CancerFacts&Figures2014.Atlanta:American CancerSociety;2014. Please note: We encourage consumers to thoroughly review and understand all treatment options. The information presented here is not all-inclusive. Rather, it represents a starting point to learn more about medical conditions and treatment options. This is not intended as a substitute for medical advice from your professional healthcare provider. Contact your professional healthcare provider to find out if CyberKnife treatment is right for you. 117 E. Brush Hill Road, Elmhurst, IL 60126 331-221-2050
  3. 3. 2014 New Cancer Cases Approximately 1,665,540 new cancer cases are expected to be diagnosed in 2014 (does not include carcinoma in situ or non-invasive cancer of any site except urinary bladder, nor does it include basal cell or squamous skin cancers.) Estimated new cancer cases in Illinois for 2014: 66,840 117 E. Brush Hill Road, Elmhurst, IL 60126 331-221-2050
  4. 4. Brain & Other Nervous System •  Estimated new cases of brain & other nervous system: 23,380 •  12,820 Male •  10,560 Female •  Chances of malignant tumor in the brain or spinal cord: •  1 in 140 male •  1 in 180 female •  Symptoms: headache, nausea, blurred vision, vomiting, balance problems, personality or behavior changes, seizures, fatigue, speech and language impairment, weakness in one side of the body •  Risk Factors: radiation exposure, family history, immune system disorders, environmental factors •  Treatment Options: Surgery, Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) radiation therapy, chemotherapy and targeted therapies, other types of drugs In 2014, almost 14,400 of the estimated 585,720 cancer deaths will be caused by brain cancer. 117 E. Brush Hill Road, Elmhurst, IL 60126 331-221-2050
  5. 5. CyberKnife® Overview CyberKnife stereotactic radiosurgery is a treatment option for cancerous and noncancerous lesions. This non-invasive treatment delivers high-dose radiation to tumors from different angles adjusting for tumor and patient movement during treatment. Traditional radiation treatments are unable to deliver high dose radiation without exposing a large margin of surrounding tissue to the radiation. As a result, treatment often occurs over many sessions (up to 45 treatment days) using low doses of radiation. Conversely, CyberKnife uses its advanced tracking system to target tumors from multiple angles and deliver high doses of radiation over a shorter course of time, specifically no more than five treatment sessions. Utilizing this approach, healthy tissues are minimally exposed to the radiation resulting in few to no side effects and return to normal activities right after treatment. 117 E. Brush Hill Road, Elmhurst, IL 60126 331-221-2050
  6. 6. Brain Cancer & CyberKnife Treatment CyberKnife Center of Chicago treats brain and nervous system tumors in patients who cannot tolerate surgery, have an inoperable tumor, or are seeking an alternative to surgery. Unlike some radiosurgery systems, the CyberKnife does not use an invasive head frame. Other radiosurgery systems are capable of high-dose radiation treatment with a variety of radiation sources. However, some use a metal frame attached to the patient’s skull with screws that immobilizes the head to accurately target the tumor. There is no need for the immobilization head frame with the CyberKnife system. Treatment is delivered by CyberKnife Center of Chicago’s radiation oncologist and highly trained staff. CyberKnife provides a non-invasive, painless and comfortable treatment with no recovery time. 117 E. Brush Hill Road, Elmhurst, IL 60126 331-221-2050
  7. 7. Additional Resources 117 E. Brush Hill Road, Elmhurst, IL 60126 331-221-2050
  8. 8. Our Center CyberKnife Center of Chicago opened in August 2009 as a service of Elmhurst Memorial Hospital. Our center is a part of the new Center for Cancer Care at Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare, offering hope to patients in the Chicago suburbs and beyond. If you or a loved one is diagnosed with cancer, contact CyberKnife Center of Chicago to schedule a consultation with our physicians to determine the next best step for your treatment needs. Read Our Blog! Medical Director: Dr. Andy W. Su CyberKnife Nurse: Griselle Romero, RN Connect with us! 117 E. Brush Hill Road, Elmhurst, IL 60126 331-221-2050