September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and Illinois CyberKnife encourages men seeking prostate cancer treatment to educate themselves on the range of options available to treat the disease.
Illinois CyberKnife honors Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
Did you know? September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month1700 Luther Lane Suite 1110 Park Ridge, IL 60068 (847) 723-0100 www.illinoisck.com
Did you know? The American Cancer Society es8mates 241,740 new prostate cancer diagnoses in 2012. Quick stats: • 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his life:me. • Prostate cancer occurs mainly in older men. Nearly two thirds of cases are diagnosed in men aged 65 or above, and it is rare before age 40. The average age at the :me of diagnosis is about 67. • More than 2.5 million men in the United States who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point are s:ll alive today, thanks to advancements in treatment. 1700 Luther Lane Suite 1110 Park Ridge, IL 60068 (847) 723-0100 www.illinoisck.com
Did you know?CyberKnife can noninvasively treat prostate cancer in ﬁve or fewer treatment sessions. How it works: • CyberKnife treats prostate cancer with a procedure called stereotac:c body radia:on therapy, a noninvasive method of trea:ng tumors with precisely targeted high-‐dose radia:on. The result is greatly increased accuracy that spares healthy 8ssue. • Prior to treatment, small metal :ssue markers known as ﬁducials are implanted in the prostate to help the CyberKnife pinpoint the tumor loca:on throughout each treatment, ensuring the radia8on beams delivered during treatment are always locked on the tumor. • Pa:ents are then scheduled for no more than ﬁve CyberKnife treatments. Each treatment takes about 30 -‐ 40 minutes, and pa8ents can return to their normal rou8nes following each procedure. • In recent years, CyberKnife has gained awareness among prostate cancer pa:ents in par:cular. Many men are drawn to the convenience of shorter treatment and fewer side eﬀects. 1700 Luther Lane Suite 1110 Park Ridge, IL 60068 (847) 723-0100 www.illinoisck.com
Our Center Illinois CyberKnife is part of Advocate Lutheran General Hospital’s renowned Cancer Care Center, located in the Center for Advanced Care on the hospital’s campus in the Chicago suburb of Park Ridge. Our center treats prostate cancer patients, and our physicians possess clinical expertise in treatment of prostate cancer. Call or visit our website to learn more about CyberKnife treatment for prostate cancer. Medical Director: Dr. Arica Hirsch CyberKnife Nurse: Linda Green, BS RNOther Resources 1700 Luther Lane Suite 1110 Park Ridge, IL 60068 (847) 723-0100 www.illinoisck.com