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Brain Tumors: Novalis Tx Treatment Overview

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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 condition. Novalis Tx uses stereotactic radiosurgery, a nonsurgical method of treating tumors using a very precise, high dose of radiation. Contact San Diego Radiosurgery at 760-739-3835 or visit SDRadiosurgery.com for more information on how this nonsurgical treatment may be a good option for you.

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Brain Tumors: Novalis Tx Treatment Overview

  1. 1. 500  South  Paulina  Sarkway,  Escondido,  CA  9  2025     555  East  Valley  P treet  Chicago,  IL  60612      (312)  942-­‐4600        760-­‐739-­‐3835            w  SDRadiosurgery.com ww.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.  This  is  not  intended  as  a  subs.tute  for   medical  advice  from  your  professional  healthcare  provider.    Contact  your  professional   healthcare  provider  to  find  out  if  Novalis  Tx  treatment  is  right  for  you.   555  East  Valley  Parkway,  Escondido,  CA  92025    760-­‐739-­‐3835        SDRadiosurgery.com
  3. 3. 555  East  Valley  Parkway,  Escondido,  CA  92025    760-­‐739-­‐3835        SDRadiosurgery.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  metastaQc   (origina;ng  in  another  part  of  the  body   and  spreading  to  the  brain).   555  East  Valley  Parkway,  Escondido,  CA  92025    760-­‐739-­‐3835        SDRadiosurgery.com
  5. 5. What  are  symptoms  of  a  brain  tumor?   •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •                Headaches   Vomi;ng   Vision  problems     Altered  states  of  consciousness   Impaired  judgment   Memory  loss   Lack  of  recogni;on     Spa;al  orienta;on  disorders   555  East  Valley  Parkway,  Escondido,  CA  92025 •  •  •  •  •  •    An  impaired  sense  of  touch,  hearing,   vision  or  smell   Personality  or  emo;onal  changes   Weakness  on  one  side  of  the  body  or   facial  paralysis   Speech  and  language  impairment   Abnormal  fa;gue   Tremors  or  epilep;c  seizures    760-­‐739-­‐3835        SDRadiosurgery.com
  6. 6. What  types  of  brain  tumors  exist?   •    •      •    •    •  AcousQc  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.   555  East  Valley  Parkway,  Escondido,  CA  92025    760-­‐739-­‐3835        SDRadiosurgery.com
  7. 7. 555  East  Valley  Parkway,  Escondido,  CA  92025    760-­‐739-­‐3835        SDRadiosurgery.com
  8. 8. How  does  Novalis  Tx     treat  brain  tumors?   Novalis  Tx  uses  stereotac;c  radiosurgery,  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.  Novalis  Tx  treatment   IV.  Follow-­‐up   555  East  Valley  Parkway,  Escondido,  CA  92025    760-­‐739-­‐3835        SDRadiosurgery.com
  9. 9. ConsultaQon  and  Pretreatment  Procedures   San  Diego  Radiosurgery  physicians,  therapists  and  nurses  are  focused  on  your  individualized  plan   for  treatment:     •  You  will  meet  a  San  Diego  Radiosurgery  radia;on  oncologist  to  decide  if  Novalis  Tx  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.     555  East  Valley  Parkway,  Escondido,  CA  92025    760-­‐739-­‐3835        SDRadiosurgery.com
  10. 10. Novalis  Tx  Treatment   The  accuracy  of  Novalis  Tx  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   angles.  The  radia;on  beam  is  sculpted  and   shaped  to  match  the  three-­‐dimensional  shape   of  the  tumor,  helping  protect  nearby  healthy   ;ssue  and  cri;cal  organs.       3.  Pa;ents  can  usually  return  to  their  normal   rou;nes  once  the  treatment  is  complete.   555  East  Valley  Parkway,  Escondido,  CA  92025   FOR  YOUR  INFORMATION   •  •  •   760-­‐739-­‐3835   Treatment  procedures  take  about  15  –  20   minutes,  depending  on  the  complexity  of  your   tumor.   Pa;ents  are  asked  to  wear  comfortable  clothing   during  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.        SDRadiosurgery.com
  11. 11. AddiQonal  Resources   555  East  Valley  Parkway,  Escondido,  CA  92025    760-­‐739-­‐3835        SDRadiosurgery.com
  12. 12. Our  Center   Under  the  leadership  of  Medical  Director  Dr.  Brian  Volpp,  San  Diego  Radiosurgery   offers  advanced  cancer  treatment  by  some  of  the  region’s  most  experienced   oncologists  and  technicians.     Our  center  uses  a  state-­‐of-­‐the-­‐art  radiosurgery  plaborm  called  Novalis  Tx,  which   offers  pa;ents  fast,  accurate  nonsurgical  treatments  for  cancer  and  certain  medical   condi;ons  without  incision  or  seda;on.   Connect  with  us     Medical  Director:  Dr.  Brian  Volpp,  M.P.H     Novalis  Tx  Nurse:  Cathy  Blazek,  RN,  BSN     555  East  Valley  Parkway,  Escondido,  CA  92025    760-­‐739-­‐3835        SDRadiosurgery.com

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