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

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Lung Tumors: Reno CyberKnife Treatment Overview

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  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.  645  North  Arlington  Ave  Suite  120  Reno,  NV  89503                  (775)  348-­‐9900                www.renocyberknife.com
  3. 3. 645  North  Arlington  Ave  Suite  120  Reno,  NV  89503                  (775)  348-­‐9900                www.renocyberknife.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  645  North  Arlington  Ave  Suite  120  Reno,  NV  89503                  (775)  348-­‐9900                www.renocyberknife.com
  5. 5. 645  North  Arlington  Ave  Suite  120  Reno,  NV  89503                  (775)  348-­‐9900                www.renocyberknife.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.  ImplanVng  the  markers  is  an  outpaVent  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  fiWng  process  is  painless.    The  treatment  process  includes:  I.  Consulta?on  appointment  II.  Pretreatment  procedures  III.  CyberKnife  treatment  IV.  Follow-­‐up  645  North  Arlington  Ave  Suite  120  Reno,  NV  89503                  (775)  348-­‐9900                www.renocyberknife.com
  7. 7. ConsultaVon  and  Pretreatment  Procedures  Reno  CyberKnife  physicians,  therapists  and  nurses  are  focused  on  your  individualized  plan  for  treatment.    •  You  will  meet  a  Reno  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.    645  North  Arlington  Ave  Suite  120  Reno,  NV  89503                  (775)  348-­‐9900                www.renocyberknife.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  a  closed-­‐circuit  television,  and  they  can  pause  treatment  at  any  ?me  by  waving  or  speaking  to  the  therapists.  2.  While  the  CyberKnife’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  30  –  90  minutes,  depending  on  the  complexity  of  your  tumor.  •  Pa?ents  are  asked  to  wear  comfortable  clothing  during  CyberKnife  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.  645  North  Arlington  Ave  Suite  120  Reno,  NV  89503                  (775)  348-­‐9900                www.renocyberknife.com
  9. 9. AddiVonal  Resources  645  North  Arlington  Ave  Suite  120  Reno,  NV  89503                  (775)  348-­‐9900                www.renocyberknife.com
  10. 10. Our CenterOpened  in  2008,  Reno  CyberKnife  is  part  of  Saint  Mary’s  Cancer  Center,  na?onally  accredited  by  the  American  College  of  Surgeons  Commission  on  Cancer  as  well  as  the  Na?onal  Accredita?on  Program  for  Breast  Cancer.  Reno  CybeKnife  operates  under  Co-­‐Medical  Directors  Dr.  Jonathan  Tay  and  Dr.  Ka?e  Legarza.      Reno  CyberKnife  has  treated  more  than  200  lung  cancer  cases  since  opening  in  2008,  accoun?ng  for  more  than  a  quarter  of  the  center’s  pa?ents.  Reno  CyberKnife  has  drawn  pa?ents  from  as  far  as  Alaska  seeking  a  noninvasive  alterna?ve  to  tradi?onal  lung  cancer  treatment.      Co-­‐  Medical  Director:  Dr.  Jonathan  Tay  Co-­‐  Medical  Director:  Dr.  Ka?e  Legarza  Medical  Physicist:  David  Chamberlain    Connect  with  us    645  North  Arlington  Ave  Suite  120  Reno,  NV  89503                  (775)  348-­‐9900                www.renocyberknife.com

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