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A	  lung	  tumor	  diagnosis	  can	  be	  scary.	             	             Learn	  more	  about	  lung	  tumors	  and	  h...
200 Berteau Avenue Elmhurst, IL 60126   (331) 221-2050   www.chicagock.com
Lung	  Tumors	  and	  Their	  Symptoms	    The	  vast	  majority	  of	  primary	  lung	  cancers	  are	    malignant	  and...
200 Berteau Avenue Elmhurst, IL 60126   (331) 221-2050   www.chicagock.com
How	  does	  CyberKnife	  treat	  lung	  tumors?	    Prior	  to	  stereotac?c	  radiosurgery,	  doctors	    may	  have	  t...
ConsultaFon	  and	  Pretreatment	  Procedures	     The	  CyberKnife	  Center	  of	  Chicago	  physicians,	  therapists	  a...
CyberKnife	  Treatment	      Typically,	  treatment	  is	  completed	  within	  three	  to	      five	  sessions.	  On	  th...
AddiFonal	  Resources	  200 Berteau Avenue Elmhurst, IL 60126   (331) 221-2050    www.chicagock.com
Our	  Center	    CyberKnife	  Center	  of	  Chicago	  opened	  in	  August	  2009	  and	  brings	  together	  experienced	...
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Lung Tumors: CyberKnife Treatment Overview

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Lung Cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. Learn more about lung tumors and how CyberKnife Center of Chicago's noninvasive treatment may be right for you.

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Lung Tumors: CyberKnife Treatment Overview

  1. 1. 200 Berteau Avenue Elmhurst, IL 60126 (331) 221-2050 www.chicagock.com
  2. 2. A  lung  tumor  diagnosis  can  be  scary.     Learn  more  about  lung  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 AvenueCooper Road Suite 125 Westerville, OH 43081 (614) 898-8300 495 Elmhurst, IL 60126 (331) 221-2050 www.columbusck.com www.chicagock.com
  3. 3. 200 Berteau Avenue Elmhurst, IL 60126 (331) 221-2050 www.chicagock.com
  4. 4. Lung  Tumors  and  Their  Symptoms   The  vast  majority  of  primary  lung  cancers  are   malignant  and  known  as  carcinomas.     The  most  common  cancer  diagnosis  in  the   world,  lung  cancer  is  also  the  leading  cause  of   cancer  deaths  in  the  United  States.     Symptoms  may  include:   •  Coughing   •  Wheezing   •  Shortness  of  breath   •  Coughing  up  blood   •  Unexplained  weight  loss   •  Pneumonia  or  other  infec?ons  200 Berteau Avenue Elmhurst, IL 60126 (331) 221-2050 www.chicagock.com
  5. 5. 200 Berteau Avenue Elmhurst, IL 60126 (331) 221-2050 www.chicagock.com
  6. 6. How  does  CyberKnife  treat  lung  tumors?   Prior  to  stereotac?c  radiosurgery,  doctors   may  have  to  implant  between  three  and  six   small  metal  markers  known  as  fiducials  in  or   near  the  tumor  that  enable  the  CyberKnife  to   pinpoint  the  tumor  loca?on  during   treatment.  ImplanFng  the  markers  is  an   outpaFent  procedure  that  takes  about  an   hour.       About  a  week  later,  pa?ents  are  fiEed  with  a   custom  body  mold  made  of  soF  material  on   which  they  lie  during  treatment.  The  fiGng   process  is  painless.     The  treatment  process  includes:   I.  Consulta?on  appointment   II.  Pretreatment  procedures   III.  CyberKnife  treatment   IV.  Follow-­‐up  200 Berteau Avenue Elmhurst, IL 60126 (331) 221-2050 www.chicagock.com
  7. 7. ConsultaFon  and  Pretreatment  Procedures   The  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  CyberKnife  Center  of  Chicago  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
  8. 8. CyberKnife  Treatment   Typically,  treatment  is  completed  within  three  to   five  sessions.  On  the  day  of  your  treatment:       1.  A  therapist  will  help  you  onto  the  treatment   table  and  fit  the  mask  or  body  mold  if  needed.   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  technicians.   2.  While  the  CyberKnife’s  advanced  tracking   system  accounts  for  movements  like  breathing,   FOR  YOUR  INFORMATION   you’re  asked  to  lie  s?ll  during  treatments.  The   •  Treatment  procedures  take  about  30  –  90   system  periodically  takes  x-­‐ray  images  and   minutes,  depending  on  the  complexity  of  your   compares  them  to  the  CT  scan  data  to  make   tumor.   •  Pa?ents  are  asked  to  wear  comfortable  clothing   sure  the  radia?on  beam  is  locked  on  the  tumor.   during  CyberKnife  treatments.  Jewelry  is   acceptable  unless  it  is  close  to  the  area  being   3.  Pa?ents  can  usually  go  right  back  to  their   treated.   normal  rou?nes  once  the  treatment  is   •  Feel  free  to  bring  an  iPod®  or  your  favorite   music  CDs  with  you  on  the  day  of  your   complete.   treatment,  and  we  will  play  them  for  you  during   the  procedure.  200 Berteau Avenue Elmhurst, IL 60126 (331) 221-2050 www.chicagock.com
  9. 9. AddiFonal  Resources  200 Berteau Avenue Elmhurst, IL 60126 (331) 221-2050 www.chicagock.com
  10. 10. Our  Center   CyberKnife  Center  of  Chicago  opened  in  August  2009  and  brings  together  experienced  physicians  and  the  latest   medical  advances.    At  CyberKnife  Center  of  Chicago,  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  has  a  dedicated  CyberKnife  Nurse  Navigator  who  works  with  our  physicians  and  pa?ents  to   coordinate  care  and  manage  the  treatment  process.   Medical  Director:  Dr.  Andy  Su   CyberKnife  Nurse:  Griselle  Romero   Medical  Physicist:  Christopher  Peck     Connect  with  us    200 Berteau Avenue Elmhurst, IL 60126 (331) 221-2050 www.chicagock.com

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