Lung Tumors: Illinois 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 Illinois CyberKnife's noninvasive treatment may be right for you.

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Lung Tumors: Illinois CyberKnife Treatment Overview

  1. 1. 1700 Luther Lane Suite 1110, Park Ridge, IL 60068 (847) 723-0100 www.illinoisck.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.  1700 Luther Lane Suite 1110, Park Ridge, IL 60068 (847) 723-0100 www.illinoisck.com
  3. 3. 1700 Luther Lane Suite 1110, Park Ridge, IL 60068 (847) 723-0100 www.illinoisck.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  •  Coughing  •  Wheezing  •  Shortness  of  breath  •  Coughing  up  blood  •  Unexplained  weight  loss  •  Pneumonia  or  other  infec?ons   1700 Luther Lane Suite 1110, Park Ridge, IL 60068 (847) 723-0100 www.illinoisck.com
  5. 5. 1700 Luther Lane Suite 1110, Park Ridge, IL 60068 (847) 723-0100 www.illinoisck.com
  6. 6. How  does  CyberKnife  treat  lung  tumors?  Prior  to  stereotac?c  body  radia?on  therapy,  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.  ImplanEng  the  markers  is  an  outpaEent  procedure  that  takes  about  an  hour.      About  a  week  later,  pa?ents  are  fiEed  with  a  custom  body  mold  made  of  soF  material  that  they  lie  on  during  treatment.  The  fiFng  process  is  painless.    The  treatment  process  includes:  I.  Consulta?on  appointment  II.  Pretreatment  procedures  III.  CyberKnife  treatment  IV.  Follow-­‐up   1700 Luther Lane Suite 1110, Park Ridge, IL 60068 (847) 723-0100 200 Berteau Avenue Elmhurst, IL 60126 (331) 221-2050 www.illinoisck.com www.chicagock.com
  7. 7. ConsultaEon  and  Pretreatment  Procedures  Illinois  CyberKnife  physicians,  therapists  and  nurses  are  focused  on  your  individualized  plan  for  treatment:    •  You  will  meet  an  Illinois  CyberKnife  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.     1700 Luther Lane Suite 1110, Park Ridge, IL 60068 (847) 723-0100 www.illinoisck.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  body  mold.  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  return  to  their  normal   treated.   rou?nes  once  the  treatment  is  complete.   •  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.   1700 Luther Lane Suite 1110, Park Ridge, IL 60068 (847) 723-0100 www.illinoisck.com
  9. 9. AddiEonal  Resources  1700 Luther Lane Suite 1110, Park Ridge, IL 60068 (847) 723-0100 www.illinoisck.com
  10. 10. Our CenterUnder  the  direc?on  of  medical  director  Dr.  Arica  Hirsch,  Illinois  CyberKnife  combines  experienced  physicians  and  the  latest  medical  advances  to  provide  pa?ents  with  excep?onal  care  since  its  2011  opening.  Illinois  CyberKnife  is  part  of  Advocate  Lutheran  General’s  renowned  Cancer  Care  Center,  located  in  the  Center  for  Advanced  Care  on  the  hospital’s  campus.  Our  doctors  are  board-­‐cer?fied  in  radia?on  oncology  and  have  several  areas  of  specialty,  including  head  and  neck  cancers,  prostate  cancer  and  lung  cancer.  We  are  dedicated  to  providing  our  pa?ents  with  the  latest  cancer  treatment  technology  and  are  proud  of  the  experience  and  exper?se  our  physicians  and  caring  staff  bring  to  our  pa?ents.   Medical  Director:  Dr.  Arica  Hirsch     CyberKnife  Nurse:  Linda  Green,  BS  RN       Connect  with  us     1700 Luther Lane Suite 1110, Park Ridge, IL 60068 (847) 723-0100 www.illinoisck.com

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