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Prostate Cancer: CyberKnife® Treatment Overview
Prostate Cancer: CyberKnife® Treatment Overview
Prostate Cancer: CyberKnife® Treatment Overview
Prostate Cancer: CyberKnife® Treatment Overview
Prostate Cancer: CyberKnife® Treatment Overview
Prostate Cancer: CyberKnife® Treatment Overview
Prostate Cancer: CyberKnife® Treatment Overview
Prostate Cancer: CyberKnife® Treatment Overview
Prostate Cancer: CyberKnife® Treatment Overview
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Prostate Cancer: CyberKnife® Treatment Overview

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Prostate cancer is among the leading causes of cancer death among American men, second only to lung cancer. Learn more about prostate cancer and how CyberKnife Center of Chicago's noninvasive …

Prostate cancer is among the leading causes of cancer death among American men, second only to lung cancer. Learn more about prostate cancer and how CyberKnife Center of Chicago's noninvasive treatment may work for you.

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  • 1. 177 E. Brush Hill Road, Elmhurst, IL 60126 (331) 221-2050 www.chicagock.com
  • 2. 177 E. Brush Hill Road, Elmhurst, IL 60126 (331) 221-2050 www.chicagock.com
  • 3. About  Prostate  Cancer   The  prostate  is  a  walnut-­‐shaped  organ  in  a  man’s   lower  abdomen  that  controls  the  flow  of  urine  and   semen  through  the  penis.  Prostate  cancer  is  among   the  leading  causes  of  cancer  death  among  American   men,  second  only  to  lung  cancer.       Risk  factors:   There  is  no  single  cause  of  prostate  cancer,  though   there  are  several  known  risk  factors:     •  Age  –  Risks  generally  increase  for  older  men.   •  Race  –  African-­‐American  men  have  a  higher  risk   for  unknown  reasons.   •  Na6onality  –  Asian  men,  for  example,  have  a   lower  risk.   •  Diet  –  Red  meat  and  dairy  products  tend  to   increase  risk.     •  Lack  of  exercise   •  Family  history  of  prostate  cancer     177 E. Brush Hill Road, Elmhurst, IL 60126 (331) 221-2050 www.chicagock.com
  • 4. What  are  symptoms  of  prostate  cancer?   •    •    •  Early-­‐stage  prostate  cancer  usually  has  no  symptoms.  Older  men  may  experience  frequent  urinaGon,   though  it’s  likely  due  to  an  enlarged  prostate  in  a  condiGon  known  as  benign  prostaGc  hypertrophy,  or   BPH.  Pain  or  bleeding  is  not  commonly  associated  with  early  stages.   Prostate  cancer  is  suspected  if  men  have  an  elevated  level  of  a  substance  in  the  bloodstream  known   as  prostate  specific  anGgen  (PSA),  or  if  they  have  an  abnormality  like  a  nodule  found  during  a  digital   rectal  examinaGon.  A  prostate  cancer  diagnosis  is  confirmed,  however,  only  through  biopsy.   Urologists  usually  perform  biopsies  as  an  outpaGent  procedure.  An  ultrasound  probe  is  used  to  guide   a  needle  that  removes  10  to  12  small  Gssue  samples  from  different  parts  of  the  prostate  gland.   SomeGmes,  addiGonal  diagnosGc  tests  like  a  bone  scan,  CT  or  MRI  are  performed,  depending  on  the   specific  diagnosis.   177 E. Brush Hill Road, Elmhurst, IL 60126 (331) 221-2050 www.chicagock.com
  • 5. 177 E. Brush Hill Road, Elmhurst, IL 60126 (331) 221-2050 www.chicagock.com
  • 6. How  does  CyberKnife  treat  prostate   cancer?   Prior  to  stereotacGc  body  radiosurgery  treatment   with  CyberKnife,  small  Gssue  markers  known  as   fiducials  are  implanted  in  the  prostate  to  help  the   CyberKnife  pinpoint  the  tumor  locaGon   throughout  each  treatment,  so  the  radiaGon   beams  can  be  locked  on  the  tumor.       About  a  week  later,  paGents  are  fiWed  with  a   custom  body  mold  of  soX  material  that  they  lie  on   during  treatments.  The  fiYng  process  is  painless.     The  treatment  process  includes:   I.  ConsultaGon  appointment   II.  Pretreatment  procedures   III.  CyberKnife  treatment   IV.  Follow-­‐up   177 E. Brush Hill Road, Elmhurst, IL 60126 (331) 221-2050 www.chicagock.com
  • 7. Consulta6on  and  Pretreatment  Procedures   CyberKnife  Center  of  Chicago  physicians,  therapists  and  nurses  are  focused  on  your   individualized  treatment  plan:     •  You  will  meet  a  CyberKnife  Center  of  Chicago  radiaGon  oncologist  to  decide  if   CyberKnife  treatment  is  appropriate  for  your  diagnosis.       •  Your  CyberKnife  team  will  decide  which  pretreatment  procedures  you  may  need  to   help  develop  your  treatment  plan.  These  could  include  a  CT  scan,  an  MRI,  laboratory   studies  or  Gssue  markers.       •  The  data  from  your  pretreatment  procedures  will  be  used  by  the  CyberKnife  team  to   determine  the  exact  size,  shape  and  locaGon  of  your  tumor.   •  This  informaGon  will  indicate  the  size  of  the  area  being  treated  with  radiaGon,  the   radiaGon  dose  and  criGcal  structures  where  radiaGon  exposure  should  be  minimized.     177 E. Brush Hill Road, Elmhurst, IL 60126 (331) 221-2050 www.chicagock.com
  • 8. CyberKnife  Treatment   Typically  treatment  is  completed  within  five   sessions.  On  the  day  of  your  treatment:       1.  A  therapist  will  help  you  onto  the  treatment   table  and  fit  the  body  mold.  PaGents  are   observed  throughout  the  treatment  on  closed-­‐ circuit  television,  and  they  can  pause  treatment   at  any  Gme  by  waving  or  speaking  to  the   technicians.   2.  While  the  CyberKnife’s  advanced  tracking   system  accounts  for  movements  like  breathing,   you’re  asked  to  lie  sGll  during  treatments.  The   system  periodically  takes  x-­‐ray  images  and   compares  them  to  the  CT  scan  data  to  make   sure  the  radiaGon  beam  is  locked  on  the  tumor.   3.  PaGents  can  usually  return  to  their  normal   rouGnes  once  the  treatment  is  complete.   177 E. Brush Hill Road, Elmhurst, IL 60126 FOR  YOUR  INFORMATION   •  •  •  (331) 221-2050 Treatment  procedures  take  about  30  –  90   minutes,  depending  on  the  complexity  of  your   tumor.   PaGents  are  asked  to  wear  comfortable  clothing   during  CyberKnife  treatments.  Jewelry  is   acceptable  unless  it  is  close  to  the  area  being   treated.   Feel  free  to  bring  an  iPod®  or  your  favorite   music  CDs  with  you  on  the  day  of  your   treatment,  and  we  will  play  them  for  you  during   the  procedure.   www.chicagock.com
  • 9. Addi6onal  Resources   177 E. Brush Hill Road, Elmhurst, IL 60126 (331) 221-2050 www.chicagock.com
  • 10. Our Center CyberKnife  Center  of  Chicago  opened  in  August  2009  as  a  service  of  Elmhurst  Memorial  Hospital.  Our  Center  is  part   of  the  hospital’s  radiaGon  oncology  department,  which  is  accredited  by  the  American  College  of  Radiology.  Our   state-­‐of-­‐the-­‐art  CyberKnife  technology  can  offer  hope  to  paGents  in  the  Chicago  suburbs  and  beyond.  CyberKnife   Center  of  Chicago  has  a  dedicated  CyberKnife  Nurse  Navigator  who  works  with  our  physicians  and  paGents  to   coordinate  care  and  manage  the  treatment  process.     If  you  or  a  loved  one  is  diagnosed  with  prostate  cancer,  contact  CyberKnife  Center  of  Chicago  to  schedule  a   consultaGon  with  our  physicians  to  determine  the  best  next  step  for  your  treatment  needs.       Medical  Director:  Dr.  Andy  W.  Su     CyberKnife  Nurse:  Griselle  Romero,  RN     Connect  with  us     177 E. Brush Hill Road, Elmhurst, IL 60126 (331) 221-2050 www.chicagock.com

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