!1011 Bowles Ave. Suite G-50, Fenton, MO 63026 (636) 496-4660 www.stlouiscyberknife.com
A	  lung	  tumor	  diagnosis	  can	  be	  scary.	  	  Learn	  more	  about	  lung	  tumors	  and	  how	  we	  can	  help.	...
1011 Bowles Ave. Suite G-50, Fenton, MO 63026 (636) 496-4660 www.stlouiscyberknife.com
Lung	  Tumors	  and	  Their	  Symptoms	  The	  vast	  majority	  of	  primary	  lung	  cancers	  are	  malignant	  and	  k...
1011 Bowles Ave. Suite G-50, Fenton, MO 63026 (636) 496-4660 www.stlouiscyberknife.com
How	  does	  CyberKnife	  treat	  lung	  tumors?	  Prior	  to	  stereotac?c	  body	  radia?on	  therapy,	  doctors	  may	 ...
ConsultaEon	  and	  Pretreatment	  Procedures	  St.	  Louis	  CyberKnife	  physicians,	  therapists	  and	  nurses	  are	 ...
CyberKnife	  Treatment	  Typically	  treatment	  is	  completed	  within	  five	  sessions.	  On	  the	  day	  of	  your	  ...
AddiEonal	  Resources	  1011 Bowles Ave. Suite G-50, Fenton, MO 63026 (636) 496-4660 www.stlouiscyberknife.com
Our	  Center	  St.	  Louis	  CyberKnife	  is	  a	  service	  of	  SSM	  Cancer	  Care,	  which	  is	  accredited	  by	  th...
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Lung Tumors: St. Louis CyberKnife Treatment Overview

  1. 1. !1011 Bowles Ave. Suite G-50, Fenton, MO 63026 (636) 496-4660 www.stlouiscyberknife.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.  1011 Bowles Ave. Suite G-50, Fenton, MO 63026 (636) 496-4660 www.stlouiscyberknife.com
  3. 3. 1011 Bowles Ave. Suite G-50, Fenton, MO 63026 (636) 496-4660 www.stlouiscyberknife.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  1011 Bowles Ave. Suite G-50, Fenton, MO 63026 (636) 496-4660 www.stlouiscyberknife.com
  5. 5. 1011 Bowles Ave. Suite G-50, Fenton, MO 63026 (636) 496-4660 www.stlouiscyberknife.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  1011 Bowles Ave. Suite G-50, Fenton, MO 63026 (636) 496-4660 www.stlouiscyberknife.com
  7. 7. ConsultaEon  and  Pretreatment  Procedures  St.  Louis  CyberKnife  physicians,  therapists  and  nurses  are  focused  on  your  individualized  plan  for  treatment.    •  You  will  meet  a  St.  Louis  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.    1011 Bowles Ave. Suite G-50, Fenton, MO 63026 (636) 496-4660 www.stlouiscyberknife.com
  8. 8. CyberKnife  Treatment  Typically  treatment  is  completed  within  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.  1011 Bowles Ave. Suite G-50, Fenton, MO 63026 (636) 496-4660 www.stlouiscyberknife.com
  9. 9. AddiEonal  Resources  1011 Bowles Ave. Suite G-50, Fenton, MO 63026 (636) 496-4660 www.stlouiscyberknife.com
  10. 10. 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-­‐cer?fied  in  radia?on  oncology  and  have  several  areas  of  specialty,  including  head  and  neck  cancers  and  prostate,  lung  and  breast  cancers.  Our  CyberKnife  nurse  navigator  is  an  integral  part  of  our  pa?ent  care  approach,  providing  clinical  support  and  care  coordina?on  for  our  pa?ents  and  their  families.    View  a  list  of  our  radia?on  oncologists.    Our  Staff  CyberKnife  Nurse  Navigator:  Vicki  HartneE,  RN  OCN  Site  Administrator:  Jennifer  Moore,  RN  BSN  OCN  Physicist:  Dr.  Mark  Pohlman,  PhD  DABR  Dosimetrist:  Insoo  Moon  CyberKnife  Therapist:  Susan  Barnhart,  RTT  CyberKnife  Therapist:  Ryan  Menke,  RTT  OperaEons  Coordinator:  Andy  Law,  LPN  Connect  With  Us  1011 Bowles Ave. Suite G-50, Fenton, MO 63026 (636) 496-4660 www.stlouiscyberknife.com

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