Treatment Comparison

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Treatment Comparison

  1. 1. Treatment   Comparison     CyberKnife®  vs.  Gamma  Knife®  for  Brain  Tumors   1011  Bowles  Avenue,  Ste.  G-­‐50,  Fenton  MO  63026  636-­‐496-­‐4660  StLouisCyberKnife.com  
  2. 2. 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   subs8tute  for  medical  advice  from  your  professional   healthcare  provider.    Contact  your  professional  healthcare   provider  to  find  out  if  CyberKnife  treatment  is  right  for  you.   1011  Bowles  Avenue,  Ste.  G-­‐50,  Fenton  MO  63026  636-­‐496-­‐4660  StLouisCyberKnife.com  
  3. 3. Treatment  Comparisons   CyberKnife   •  Able  to  treat  variety  of   cancers  throughout  the  body   •  Nonsurgical  treatment  does   not  require  a  fixed  metal  head   frame  for  stabilizing  paSent   •  Treatment  is  painless  and   does  not  require  sedaSon   Gamma  Knife   •  Treatment  limited  to  head   and  neck   •  Requires  metal  head  frame   (aWached  with  small  screws)   to  stabilize  paSent’s  head   •  Uses  local  anesthesia  to   properly  secure  paSent’s   head  within  metal  frame   1011  Bowles  Avenue,  Ste.  G-­‐50,  Fenton  MO  63026  636-­‐496-­‐4660  StLouisCyberKnife.com   While  CyberKnife  and  Gamma  Knife  technologies  both  deliver  stereotacSc   radiosurgery  to  treat  brain  tumors  and  lesions,  there  are  a  few  main   disSncSons  between  the  two.  
  4. 4. 1011  Bowles  Avenue,  Ste.  G-­‐50,  Fenton  MO  63026  636-­‐496-­‐4660  StLouisCyberKnife.com  
  5. 5. Key  Advantages  of  CyberKnife   •  Treats  paSents  in  as  few  as  one  to  five  visits   •  Pain  free  and  requires  no  anesthesia   •  Minimal  side  effects   •  OutpaSent  procedure  with  liWle  or  no  recovery  Sme   •  Allows  for  immediate  return  to  normal  acSviSes   •  Constantly  corrects  for  tumor  and  paSent  movement  throughout   procedures,  allowing  paSents  to  lie  comfortably  during  treatment   •  Reaches  most  tumors  from  various  direcSons  with  roboSc  mobility   •  Minimizes  radiaSon  exposure  to  healthy  Sssue  surrounding  a  tumor   site   •  Lesions  previously  treated  with  maximum  allowed  radiaSon  doses   may  be  treated   •  No  overnight  hospital  stay  required   1011  Bowles  Avenue,  Ste.  G-­‐50,  Fenton  MO  63026  636-­‐496-­‐4660  StLouisCyberKnife.com  
  6. 6. Our  Center   St.  Louis  CyberKnife  is  a  service  of  SSM  Cancer   Care,  which  is  accredited  by  the  American   College  of  Surgeons’  Commission  on  Cancer   for  its  comprehensive  cancer  program.  Our   doctors  are  board-­‐cerSfied  in  radiaSon   oncology  and  have  several  areas  of  specialty   including  head  and  neck  cancers  and  prostate,   lung  and  breast  cancers.       1011  Bowles  Avenue,  Ste.  G-­‐50,  Fenton  MO  63026  636-­‐496-­‐4660  StLouisCyberKnife.com   Read Our Blog! Connect  with  us!  

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