200 Berteau Avenue, Elmhurst, IL 60126 (331) 221-2050 www.chicagock.com
A	  brain	  tumor	  diagnosis	  can	  be	  scary.	  	  Learn	  more	  about	  brain	  tumors	  and	  how	  we	  can	  help...
200 Berteau Avenue, Elmhurst, IL 60126 (331) 221-2050 www.chicagock.com
What	  is	  a	  brain	  tumor?	  A	  brain	  tumor	  is	  an	  abnormal	  growth	  of	  cells	  within	  the	  brain	  or	...
•  Headaches	  •  Vomi;ng	  •  Vision	  problems	  	  •  Altered	  states	  of	  consciousness	  •  Impaired	  judgment	  ...
•  Acous<c	  Neuroma:	  A	  benign,	  slow-­‐growing	  tumor	  type,	  acous;c	  neuromas	  affect	  the	  seventh	  and	  ...
200 Berteau Avenue, Elmhurst, IL 60126 (331) 221-2050 www.chicagock.com
How	  does	  CyberKnife	  treat	  brain	  tumors?	  CyberKnife	  has	  the	  ability	  to	  treat	  acous;c	  neuromas,	  ...
Consulta<on	  and	  Pretreatment	  Procedures	  CyberKnife	  Center	  of	  Chicago	  physicians,	  therapists	  and	  nurs...
CyberKnife	  Treatment	  Typically,	  treatment	  is	  completed	  in	  one	  session,	  but	  could	  take	  up	  to	  fiv...
Addi<onal	  Resources	  200 Berteau Avenue, Elmhurst, IL 60126 (331) 221-2050 www.chicagock.com
Our CenterCyberKnife	  Center	  of	  Chicago	  opened	  in	  August	  2009	  and	  brings	  together	  experienced	  physi...
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Brain Tumors: CyberKnife Center of Chicago Treatment Overview

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A brain tumor is an abnormal growth of cells within the brain or the central spinal canal that can be cancerous or benign. Learn more about brain tumors and how CyberKnife Center of Chicago's noninvasive treatment may work for you

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  1. 1. 200 Berteau Avenue, Elmhurst, IL 60126 (331) 221-2050 www.chicagock.com
  2. 2. A  brain  tumor  diagnosis  can  be  scary.    Learn  more  about  brain  tumors  and  how  we  can  help.    Please  note:  We  encourage  consumers  to  thoroughly  review  and  understand  all  treatment  op8ons.  The  informa8on  presented  here  is  not  all-­‐inclusive.  Rather,  it  represents  a  star8ng  point  to  learn  more  about  medical  condi8ons  and  treatment  op8ons.  There  is  no  subs,tute  for  consul,ng  a  medical  professional.  200 Berteau Avenue, Elmhurst, IL 60126 (331) 221-2050 www.chicagock.com
  3. 3. 200 Berteau Avenue, Elmhurst, IL 60126 (331) 221-2050 www.chicagock.com
  4. 4. What  is  a  brain  tumor?  A  brain  tumor  is  an  abnormal  growth  of  cells  within  the  brain  or  the  central  spinal  canal  that  can  be  cancerous  or  benign.  Brain  tumors,  even  malignant  ones,  are  not  necessarily  fatal.  However,  any  brain  tumor  should  be  considered  a  serious  health  condi;on.    Brain  tumors  can  be  primary  (origina;ng  in  the  brain  or  spinal  cord)  or  metasta<c  (origina;ng  in  another  part  of  the  body  and  spreading  to  the  brain).  200 Berteau Avenue, Elmhurst, IL 60126 (331) 221-2050 www.chicagock.com
  5. 5. •  Headaches  •  Vomi;ng  •  Vision  problems    •  Altered  states  of  consciousness  •  Impaired  judgment  •  Memory  loss  •  Lack  of  recogni;on    •  Spa;al  orienta;on  disorders                •  An  impaired  sense  of  touch,  hearing,  vision  or  smell  •  Personality  or  emo;onal  changes  •  Weakness  on  one  side  of  the  body  or  facial  paralysis  •  Speech  and  language  impairment  •  Abnormal  fa;gue  •  Tremors  or  epilep;c  seizures  What  are  symptoms  of  a  brain  tumor?  200 Berteau Avenue, Elmhurst, IL 60126 (331) 221-2050 www.chicagock.com
  6. 6. •  Acous<c  Neuroma:  A  benign,  slow-­‐growing  tumor  type,  acous;c  neuromas  affect  the  seventh  and  eighth  cranial  nerves  in  a  part  of  the  brain  known  as  the  cerebellar-­‐pon;ne  angle.    •  Brain  Metastases:  A  brain  metastasis  is  a  brain  tumor  that  develops  from  cancer  cells  that  spread  from  another  cancerous  tumor  in  the  body,  usually  through  the  bloodstream.      •  Glioma:  A  glioma  is  a  class  of  tumor  that  develops  from  glial  cells  in  the  brain  that  support  and  protect  neurons.  Astrocytes,  ependymal  and  oligodendroglial  cells  are  all  examples  of  glial  cells.  Includes:  Astrocytoma,  Glioblastoma  Mul;forme,  Glioma,  Oligodendroglioma.    •  Meningioma:  A  benign  tumor  located  on  the  brain  surface  rather  than  within  brain  ;ssue.      •  Pituitary  Adenoma:  Located  at  the  base  of  the  skull,  the  pituitary  gland  serves  as  the  body’s  control  center  for  hormones.  Pituitary  adenomas  are  slow-­‐growing,  benign  tumors  within  the  gland.  What  types  of  brain  tumors  exist?  200 Berteau Avenue, Elmhurst, IL 60126 (331) 221-2050 www.chicagock.com
  7. 7. 200 Berteau Avenue, Elmhurst, IL 60126 (331) 221-2050 www.chicagock.com
  8. 8. How  does  CyberKnife  treat  brain  tumors?  CyberKnife  has  the  ability  to  treat  acous;c  neuromas,  brain  metastases,  gliomas,  meningiomas  and  pituitary  adenomas  with  stereotac;c  radiosurgery.    The  treatment  process  includes:  I.  Consulta;on  appointment  II.  Pretreatment  procedures  III.  CyberKnife  treatment  IV.  Follow-­‐up  Unlike  some  radiosurgery  systems,  the  CyberKnife  doesn’t  use  an  invasive  head  frame.  Other  radiosurgery  systems  are  capable  of  high-­‐dose  radia;on  treatment  with  a  variety  of  radia;on  sources.  However,  some  use  a  metal  frame  aTached  to  the  pa;ent’s  skull  with  screws  that  immobilizes  the  head  to  accurately  target  the  tumor.    200 Berteau Avenue, Elmhurst, IL 60126 (331) 221-2050 www.chicagock.com
  9. 9. Consulta<on  and  Pretreatment  Procedures  CyberKnife  Center  of  Chicago  physicians,  therapists  and  nurses  are  focused  on  your  individualized  treatment  plan  to  determine  whether  CyberKnife  is  right  for  you:    •  You  will  meet  with  a  radia;on  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  ;ssue  markers.      •  The  data  from  your  pretreatment  procedures  will  be  used  by  the  CyberKnife  team  to  determine  the  exact  size,  shape  and  loca;on  of  your  tumor.  •  This  informa;on  will  indicate  the  size  of  the  area  being  treated  with  radia;on,  the  radia;on  dose  and  cri;cal  structures  where  radia;on  exposure  should  be  minimized.    200 Berteau Avenue, Elmhurst, IL 60126 (331) 221-2050 www.chicagock.com
  10. 10. CyberKnife  Treatment  Typically,  treatment  is  completed  in  one  session,  but  could  take  up  to  five  sessions  depending  on  the  individual  diagnosis.  On  the  day  of  your  treatment:      1.  A  therapist  will  help  you  onto  the  treatment  table  and  fit  the  mask.  Pa;ents  are  observed  throughout  the  treatment  on  closed-­‐circuit  television,  and  they  can  pause  treatment  at  any  ;me  by  waving  or  speaking  to  the  therapists.  2.  While  the  CyberKnife’s  advanced  tracking  system  accounts  for  movements  like  breathing,  you’re  asked  to  lie  s;ll  during  treatments.  The  system  periodically  takes  x-­‐ray  images  and  compares  them  to  the  CT  scan  data  to  check  that  the  radia;on  beam  is  locked  on  the  tumor.  3.  Pa;ents  can  usually  return  to  their  normal  rou;nes  once  the  treatment  is  complete.  FOR  YOUR  INFORMATION  •  Treatment  procedures  take  about  30  –  90  minutes,  depending  on  the  complexity  of  your  tumor.  •  Pa;ents  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.  200 Berteau Avenue, Elmhurst, IL 60126 (331) 221-2050 www.chicagock.com
  11. 11. Addi<onal  Resources  200 Berteau Avenue, Elmhurst, IL 60126 (331) 221-2050 www.chicagock.com
  12. 12. Our CenterCyberKnife  Center  of  Chicago  opened  in  August  2009  and  brings  together  experienced  physicians  and  the  latest  medical  advances.    Our  state-­‐of-­‐the-­‐art  technology  offers  hope  to  pa;ents  in  the  Chicago  suburbs  and  beyond.  Two-­‐thirds  of  our  pa;ents  have  come  from  outside  Elmhurst  Memorial  Hospital’s  service  area,  and  we’ve  treated  pa;ents  from  as  far  away  as  Montana  and  South  Carolina.      CyberKnife  Center  of  Chicago’s  hospital  partner,  Elmhurst  Memorial  Healthcare  broke  ground  on  the  Elmhurst  Memorial  Center  for  Cancer  Care,  which  will  be  home  to  the  center’s  new  loca;on  in  2013.  In  addi;on  to  the  CyberKnife  center,  the  30,000-­‐foot  facility  will  also  house  the  medical  oncologist  offices,  infusion  center  and  radia;on  oncology  services.    Medical  Director:  Dr.  Andy  Su  CyberKnife  Nurse:  Griselle  Romero  Medical  Physicist:  Christopher  Peck  200 Berteau Avenue, Elmhurst, IL 60126 (331) 221-2050 www.chicagock.comConnect With Us  

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