Brain Tumors: Rush Radiosurgery 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 Rush Radiosurgery's noninvasive treatment may work for you.

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Brain Tumors: Rush Radiosurgery Treatment Overview

  1. 1. 500  South  Paulina  Street  Chicago,  IIL  60612       treet,  Chicago,  L  60612        (312)  942-­‐4600            www.rushradiosurgery.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.  500  South  Paulina  Street,  Chicago,  IL  60612          (312)  942-­‐4600            www.rushradiosurgery.com
  3. 3. 500  South  Paulina  Street,  Chicago,  IL  60612          (312)  942-­‐4600            www.rushradiosurgery.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  and  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  metastaLc  (origina;ng  in  another  part  of  the  body  and  spreading  to  the  brain).  500  South  Paulina  Street,  Chicago,  IL  60612          (312)  942-­‐4600            www.rushradiosurgery.com
  5. 5. What  are  symptoms  of  a  brain  tumor?   •  Headaches   •  An  impaired  sense  of  touch,  hearing,   •  Vomi;ng   vision  or  smell   •  Vision  problems     •  Personality  or  emo;onal  changes   •  Altered  states  of  consciousness   •  Weakness  on  one  side  of  the  body  or   •  Impaired  judgment   facial  paralysis   •  Speech  and  language  impairment   •  Memory  loss   •  Lack  of  recogni;on     •  Abnormal  fa;gue   •  Tremors  or  epilep;c  seizures   •  Spa;al  orienta;on  disorders                500  South  Paulina  Street,  Chicago,  IL  60612          (312)  942-­‐4600            www.rushradiosurgery.com
  6. 6. What  types  of  brain  tumors  exist?   •  AcousLc  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.  500  South  Paulina  Street,  Chicago,  IL  60612          (312)  942-­‐4600            www.rushradiosurgery.com
  7. 7. 500  South  Paulina  Street,  Chicago,  IL  60612          (312)  942-­‐4600            www.rushradiosurgery.com
  8. 8. How  does  TrueBeam  STx     treat  brain  tumors?   TrueBeam  STx  has  the  ability  to  treat  acous;c   neuromas,  brain  metastases,  gliomas,   meningiomas  and  pituitary  adenoma  using   stereotac;c  radiosurgery.  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
  9. 9. ConsultaLon  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
  10. 10. TrueBeam  STx  Treatment   The  accuracy  of  TrueBeam  STx  allows  physicians  to   treat  difficult-­‐to-­‐reach  tumors  that  may  have  been   impossible  to  treat  in  the  past.  Treatment  involves   one  to  five  sessions,  with  a  typical  session  las;ng   about  15  minutes.       1.  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.  During  treatment,  the  machine  rotates  around   the  pa;ent  to  deliver  radia;on  from  various   FOR  YOUR  INFORMATION   angles.  The  radia;on  beam  is  sculpted  and   •  Treatment  procedures  take  about  15  –  20   minutes,  depending  on  the  complexity  of  your   shaped  to  match  the  three-­‐dimensional  shape   tumor.   of  the  tumor,  helping  protect  nearby  healthy   •  Pa;ents  are  asked  to  wear  comfortable  clothing   ;ssue  and  cri;cal  organs.     during  treatments.  Jewelry  is  acceptable  unless     it  is  close  to  the  area  being  treated.   •  Feel  free  to  bring  an  iPod®  or  your  favorite   3.  Pa;ents  can  usually  return  to  their  normal   music  CDs  with  you  on  the  day  of  your   rou;nes  once  the  treatment  is  complete.   treatment,  and  we  will  play  them  for  you  during   the  procedure.  500  South  Paulina  Street,  Chicago,  IL  60612          (312)  942-­‐4600            www.rushradiosurgery.com
  11. 11. AddiLonal  Resources  500  South  Paulina  Street,  Chicago,  IL  60612          (312)  942-­‐4600            www.rushradiosurgery.com
  12. 12. Our  Center   Under the direction of medical director Dr. Aidnag Diaz, Rush Radiosurgery brings together experienced physicians and the latest medical advances to provide patients with exceptional care. Our cancer treatment facility opened in March 2012 on the campus of Rush University Medical Center. Our doctors are board-certified in radiation 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 stereotactic radiosurgery, a noninvasive method of treating tumors and other medical conditions with very precise, high-dose radiation. TrueBeam STx has the ability to “shape” the radiation beams it delivers to match the three- dimensional shape of a patient’s tumor, helping protect nearby healthy tissue and critical organs. By delivering targeted, high-dose radiation beams, TrueBeam STx also significantly reduces treatment time. Connect  with  us   Medical  Director:  Dr.  Aidnag  Diaz       TrueBeam  STx  Nurse:  Debbie  Gonzalez    500  South  Paulina  Street,  Chicago,  IL  60612          (312)  942-­‐4600            www.rushradiosurgery.com

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