American Cancer Society Facts & Figures 2014


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Rush Radiosurgery presents the American Cancer Society Facts and Figures 2014 annual report outlining the estimated numbers of new cancer cases and deaths in 2014 as well as current cancer incidence, mortality, and survival statistics and information on cancer symptoms, risk factors, early detection, and treatment.

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American Cancer Society Facts & Figures 2014

  1. 1. 2014 AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY FACTS & FIGURES 500 South Paulina Street, Chicago IL 60612 312-942-4600
  2. 2. TheAmerican Cancer Society’s 2014 Cancer Facts & Figures attempts to summarize current scientific information about cancer. Except when specified, it does not represent the official policy of theAmerican Cancer Society. Datasource:AmericanCancerSociety.CancerFacts&Figures2014.Atlanta:American CancerSociety;2014. Please note: We encourage consumers to thoroughly review and understand all treatment options. The information presented here is not all-inclusive. Rather, it represents a starting point to learn more about medical conditions and treatment options. This is not intended as a substitute for medical advice from your professional healthcare provider. Contact your professional healthcare provider to find out if stereotactic radiosurgery is right for you. 500 South Paulina Street, Chicago IL 60612 312-942-4600
  3. 3. 2014 New Cancer Cases Approximately 1,665,540 new cancer cases are expected to be diagnosed in 2014 (does not include carcinoma in situ or non-invasive cancer of any site except urinary bladder, nor does it include basal cell or squamous skin cancers.) Estimated new cancer cases in Illinois for 2014: 66,840 500 South Paulina Street, Chicago IL 60612 312-942-4600
  4. 4. Lung & Bronchus Cancer •  Estimated new cases of Lung & Bronchus: 224,210 (13% of all cancer diagnoses) •  116,000 Male •  108,210 Female •  Estimated new cases of Lung & Bronchus in Illinois: 9,100 •  Symptoms: persistent cough, sputum streaked with blood, chest pain, voice change, and recurrent pneumonia or bronchitis. •  Risk Factors: cigarette, cigar and pipe smoking, radon gas exposure, secondhand smoke, asbestos, radiation, air pollution and diesel exhaust •  Treatment Options: Surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy and targeted therapies, stereotactic radiosurgery In 2014, almost 176,000 of the estimated 585,720 cancer deaths will be caused by tobacco use. 500 South Paulina Street, Chicago IL 60612 312-942-4600
  5. 5. TrueBeam STx® Overview Traditional radiation treatments are unable to deliver high dose radiation without exposing a large margin of surrounding tissue to the radiation. As a result, treatment often occurs over many sessions (up to 45 treatment days) using low doses of radiation. Conversely, TrueBeam STx uses its advanced tracking system to target tumors from multiple angles and deliver high doses of radiation over a shorter course of time. Utilizing this approach, healthy tissues are minimally exposed to the radiation resulting in few to no side effects and return to normal activities right after treatment. 500 South Paulina Street, Chicago IL 60612 312-942-4600 TrueBeam STx stereotactic radiosurgery is a treatment option for cancerous and noncancerous lesions. This non-invasive treatment delivers high-dose radiation to tumors from different angles adjusting for tumor and patient movement (breathing) during treatment.
  6. 6. Lung Cancer & TrueBeam STx Treatment Rush Radiosurgery treats lung cancer patients who cannot tolerate surgery, have an inoperable tumor, or are seeking an alternative to surgery. The challenge of treating lung tumors is that the tumor moves as the patient breathes. Unlike traditional radiation therapy, the TrueBeam STx system identifies the tumor location during non- invasive treatment. The tightly contoured beams move precisely with the motion of the target throughout the breathing cycle, requiring no breath holding or respiratory gating, thus allowing patients to breathe normally and remain comfortable during treatment. Treatment is delivered by Rush Radiosurgery’s radiation oncologist and highly trained staff. Rush Radiosurgery provides a non-invasive, painless and comfortable treatment with no recovery time. 500 South Paulina Street, Chicago IL 60612 312-942-4600
  7. 7. Additional Resources DetermiNation Illinois – American Cancer Society American Lung Association in Illinois - Greater Chicago 500 South Paulina Street, Chicago IL 60612 312-942-4600
  8. 8. Our Center Under the direction of medical director Dr. Aidnag Diaz, Rush Radiosurgery combines experienced physicians and the latest medical advances to provide patients with exceptional care. We are dedicated to providing our patients with the latest cancer technology and are proud of the experience and expertise our clinicians and caring staff bring to our patients. Rush Radiosurgery is a clinical service of Rush University Medical Center and part of Rush’s renowned radiation oncology program. Read Our Blog! Medical Director: Dr. Aidnag Diaz Medical Physicist: Julius Turian, PhD Connect with us! 500 South Paulina Street, Chicago IL 60612 312-942-4600