cyberknife center of chicago: prostate cancer awareness month

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September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and CyberKnife Center of Chicago encourages men seeking prostate cancer treatment to educate themselves on the range of options available to treat the disease.

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  • 1. Did you know? September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month200 Berteau Avenue Elmhurst, IL 60126 (331) 221-2050 www.chicagock.com
  • 2. Did you know? The American Cancer Society es2mates 241,740 new prostate cancer diagnoses in 2012. Quick stats: 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his life:me. Prostate cancer occurs mainly in older men. Nearly two thirds of cases are diagnosed in men aged 65 or above, and it is rare before age 40. The average age at the :me of diagnosis is about 67. More than 2.5 million men in the United States who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point are s:ll alive today, thanks to advancements in treatment. 200 Berteau Avenue Elmhurst, IL 60126 (331) 221-2050 www.chicagock.com
  • 3. Did you know? CyberKnife can noninvasively treat prostate cancer in ve or fewer treatment sessions. How it works: CyberKnife treats prostate cancer with a procedure called stereotac:c body radia:on therapy, a noninvasive method of trea:ng tumors with precisely targeted high-dose radia:on. The result is greatly increased accuracy that spares healthy 2ssue. Prior to treatment, small metal :ssue markers known as ducials are implanted in the prostate to help the CyberKnife pinpoint the tumor loca:on throughout each treatment, ensuring the radia2on beams delivered during treatment are always locked on the tumor. Pa:ents are then scheduled for no more than ve CyberKnife treatments. Each treatment takes about 30 - 40 minutes, and pa2ents can return to their normal rou2nes following each procedure. In recent years, CyberKnife has gained awareness among prostate cancer pa:ents in par:cular. Many men are drawn to the convenience of shorter treatment and fewer side eects. 200 Berteau Avenue Elmhurst, IL 60126 (331) 221-2050 www.chicagock.com
  • 4. Our Center CyberKnife Center of Chicago opened in August 2009. The center is a service of Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, a suburban hospital in DuPage County. CyberKnife Center of Chicago frequently treats prostate cancer. Radiation oncologists at our center have published research and possess expertise in prostate cancer treatment. Medical Director: Dr. Andy Su CyberKnife Nurse: Griselle RomeroOther Resources200 Berteau Avenue Elmhurst, IL 60126 (331) 221-2050 www.chicagock.com