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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 Rush Radiosurgery's noninvasive treatment may be right for you.

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

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    Lung Tumors: Rush Radiosurgery Treatment Overview Lung Tumors: Rush Radiosurgery Treatment Overview Presentation Transcript

    • 500  South  Paulina  Street,  Chicago,  IL  60612          (312)  942-­‐4600            www.rushradiosurgery.com
    • 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.  500  South  Paulina  Street,  Chicago,  IL  60612          (312)  942-­‐4600            www.rushradiosurgery.com
    • 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  •  Coughing  •  Wheezing  •  Shortness  of  breath  •  Coughing  up  blood  •  Unexplained  weight  loss  •  Pneumonia  or  other  infec?ons  500  South  Paulina  Street,  Chicago,  IL  60612          (312)  942-­‐4600            www.rushradiosurgery.com
    • How  does  TrueBeam  STx  treat  lung  tumors?  TrueBeam  STx®  offers  effec?ve  treatment  of  lung  tumors  while  carrying  a  low  risk  of  side  effects.  This  is  a  nonsurgical  method  of  trea?ng  tumors  using  a  very  precise,  high  dose  of  radia?on.      During  treatment,  pa?ents  lie  on  a  table  while  the  machine  rotates  around  them,  aiming  radia?on  beams  directly  at  a  tumor  site.      The  treatment  process  includes:  I.  Consulta?on  appointment  II.  Pretreatment  procedures  III.  TrueBeam  STx  treatment  IV.  Follow-­‐up  500  South  Paulina  Street,  Chicago,  IL  60612          (312)  942-­‐4600            www.rushradiosurgery.com
    • ConsultaQon  and  Pretreatment  Procedures  Rush  Radiosurgery  physicians,  therapists  and  nurses  are  focused  on  your  individualized  plan  for  treatment:    •  You  will  meet  a  Rush  Radiosurgery  radia?on  oncologist  to  decide  if  TrueBeam  STx  treatment  is  appropriate  for  your  diagnosis.      •  Your  treatment  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  treatment  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.    500  South  Paulina  Street,  Chicago,  IL  60612          (312)  942-­‐4600            www.rushradiosurgery.com
    • TrueBeam  STx  Treatment  Typically  treatment  involves  one  to  five  sessions,  with  a  typical  session  las?ng  about  15  minutes.      1.  A  therapist  will  help  you  onto  the  treatment  table  and  fit  the  body  mold.  Pa?ents  are  observed  throughout  the  treatment  on  a  closed-­‐circuit  television,  and  they  can  pause  treatment  at  any  ?me  by  waving  or  speaking  to  the  therapists.  2.  While  the  TrueBeam  STx’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  make  sure  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  15  –  20  minutes,  depending  on  the  complexity  of  your  tumor  •  Pa?ents  are  asked  to  wear  comfortable  clothing  during  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.  500  South  Paulina  Street,  Chicago,  IL  60612          (312)  942-­‐4600            www.rushradiosurgery.com
    • AddiQonal  Resources  500  South  Paulina  Street,  Chicago,  IL  60612          (312)  942-­‐4600            www.rushradiosurgery.com
    • Our  Center  Under  the  direc?on  of  medical  director  Dr.  Aidnag  Diaz,  Rush  Radiosurgery  brings  together  experienced  physicians  and  the  latest  medical  advances  to  provide  pa?ents  with  excep?onal  care.  Our  cancer  treatment  facility  opened  in  March  2012  on  the  campus  of  Rush  University  Medical  Center.  Our  doctors  are  board-­‐cer?fied  in  radia?on  oncology  and  have  several  areas  of  specialty  including  head  and  neck  cancers,  brain  tumors,  prostate  cancer  and  lung  cancer.      Rush  Radiosurgery  uses  an  advanced  technology,  TrueBeam  STx,  to  treat  various  cancers  with  stereotac?c  radiosurgery,  a  noninvasive  method  of  trea?ng  tumors  and  other  medical  condi?ons  with  very  precise,  high-­‐dose  radia?on.      TrueBeam  STx  has  the  ability  to  shape  the  radia?on  beams  it  delivers  to  match  the  three-­‐dimensional  shape  of  a  pa?ent’s  tumor,  helping  protect  nearby  healthy  ?ssue  and  cri?cal  organs.  By  delivering  targeted,  high-­‐dose  radia?on  beams,  TrueBeam  STx  also  significantly  reduces  treatment  ?me.        500  South  Paulina  Street,  Chicago,  IL  60612          (312)  942-­‐4600            www.rushradiosurgery.comConnect  with  us    Medical  Director:  Dr.  Aidnag  Diaz  RadiaQon  Oncologist:  Dr.  David  Sher  TrueBeam  STx  Nurse:  Debbie  Gonzalez