prostate cancer: cyberknife® treatment overview

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September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month! A prostate cancer diagnosis can be scary. Learn more about prostate cancer and how we can help.

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  • 1. 1011 Bowles Ave. Suite G-50, Fenton, MO 63026 (636) 496-4660 www.stlouiscyberknife.com

2. SeptemberisProstateCancerAwarenessMonth! Aprostatecancerdiagnosiscanbescary.Learnmoreabout prostatecancerandhowwecanhelp. Pleasenote:Weencourageconsumerstothoroughlyreviewandunderstandalltreatmentop8ons. Theinforma8onpresentedhereisnotall-inclusive.Rather,itrepresentsastar8ngpointtolearn moreaboutmedicalcondi8onsandtreatmentop8ons.Thereisnosubs,tuteforconsul,nga medicalprofessional. 1011 Bowles Ave. Suite G-50, Fenton, MO 63026 (636) 496-4660 www.stlouiscyberknife.com 3. 1011 Bowles Ave. Suite G-50, Fenton, MO 63026 (636) 496-4660 www.stlouiscyberknife.com 4. AboutProstateCancer Theprostateisawalnut-shapedorganinamanslower abdomenthatcontrolstheowofurineandsemen throughthepenis.Prostatecancerisamongtheleading causesofcancerdeathamongAmericanmen,second onlytolungcancer. Riskfactors: Thereisnosinglecauseofprostatecancer,thoughthere areseveralknownriskfactors: AgeRisksgenerallyincreaseforoldermen. RaceAfrican-Americanmenhaveahigherriskfor unknownreasons. NaBonalityAsianmen,forexample,havealower risk. DietRedmeatanddairyproductstendto increaserisk.Severalstudiessuggestthatsome dietarysupplementslikevitaminEandlycopene mayreducerisk. Lackofexercise Familyhistoryofprostatecancer 1011 Bowles Ave. Suite G-50, Fenton, MO 63026 (636) 496-4660 www.stlouiscyberknife.com 5. Early-stageprostatecancerusuallyhasnosymptoms.OldermenmayexperiencefrequenturinaHon, thoughitslikelyduetoanenlargedprostateinacondiHonknownasbenignprostaHchypertrophy,or BPH.Painorbleedingisnotcommonlyassociatedwithearlystages. Prostatecancerissuspectedifmenhaveanelevatedlevelofasubstanceinthebloodstreamknown asprostatespecicanHgen(PSA),oriftheyhaveanabnormalitylikeanodulefoundduringadigital rectalexaminaHon.Aprostatecancerdiagnosisisconrmed,however,onlythroughbiopsy. UrologistsusuallyperformbiopsiesasanoutpaHentprocedure.Anultrasoundprobeisusedtoguide aneedlethatremoves10to12smallHssuesamplesfromdierentpartsoftheprostategland. SomeHmes,addiHonaldiagnosHctestslikeabonescan,CTorMRIareperformed,dependingonthe specicdiagnosis. Whataresymptomsofprostatecancer? 1011 Bowles Ave. Suite G-50, Fenton, MO 63026 (636) 496-4660 www.stlouiscyberknife.com 6. 1011 Bowles Ave. Suite G-50, Fenton, MO 63026 (636) 496-4660 www.stlouiscyberknife.com 7. HowdoesCyberKnifetreatprostate cancer? PriortostereotacHcbodyradiosurgerytreatment withCyberKnife,smallHssuemarkersknownas ducialsareimplantedintheprostatetohelpthe CyberKnifepinpointthetumorlocaHon throughouteachtreatment,sotheradiaHon beamscanbelockedonthetumor. Aboutaweeklater,paHentsareWedwitha custombodymoldofsoXmaterialthattheylieon duringtreatments.TheYngprocessispainless. Thetreatmentprocessincludes: I. ConsultaHonappointment II. Pretreatmentprocedures III. CyberKnifetreatment IV. Follow-up 1011 Bowles Ave. Suite G-50, Fenton, MO 63026 (636) 496-4660 www.stlouiscyberknife.com 8. ConsultaBonandPretreatmentProcedures St.LouisCyberKnifephysicians,therapistsandnursesarefocusedonyourindividualized treatmentplan: YouwillmeetaSt.LouisCyberKniferadiaHononcologisttodecideifCyberKnife treatmentisappropriateforyourdiagnosis. YourCyberKnifeteamwilldecidewhichpretreatmentproceduresyoumayneedto helpdevelopyourtreatmentplan.ThesecouldincludeaCTscan,anMRI,laboratory studiesorHssuemarkers. ThedatafromyourpretreatmentprocedureswillbeusedbytheCyberKnifeteamto determinetheexactsize,shapeandlocaHonofyourtumor. ThisinformaHonwillindicatethesizeoftheareabeingtreatedwithradiaHon,the radiaHondoseandcriHcalstructureswhereradiaHonexposureshouldbeminimized. 1011 Bowles Ave. Suite G-50, Fenton, MO 63026 (636) 496-4660 www.stlouiscyberknife.com 9. CyberKnifeTreatment Typicallytreatmentiscompletedwithinve sessions.Onthedayofyourtreatment: 1. Atherapistwillhelpyouontothetreatment tableandtthebodymold.PaHentsare observedthroughoutthetreatmentonclosed- circuittelevision,andtheycanpausetreatment atanyHmebywavingorspeakingtothe technicians. 2. WhiletheCyberKnifesadvancedtracking systemaccountsformovementslikebreathing, youreaskedtoliesHllduringtreatments.The systemperiodicallytakesx-rayimagesand comparesthemtotheCTscandatatomake suretheradiaHonbeamislockedonthetumor. 3. PaHentscanusuallyreturntotheirnormal rouHnesoncethetreatmentiscomplete. FORYOURINFORMATION Treatmentprocedurestakeabout3090 minutes,dependingonthecomplexityofyour tumor. PaHentsareaskedtowearcomfortableclothing duringCyberKnifetreatments.Jewelryis acceptableunlessitisclosetotheareabeing treated. FeelfreetobringaniPodoryourfavorite musicCDswithyouonthedayofyour treatment,andwewillplaythemforyouduring theprocedure. 1011 Bowles Ave. Suite G-50, Fenton, MO 63026 (636) 496-4660 www.stlouiscyberknife.com 10. AddiBonalResources 1011 Bowles Ave. Suite G-50, Fenton, MO 63026 (636) 496-4660 www.stlouiscyberknife.com 11. Our Center St.LouisCyberKnifeisaserviceofSSMCancerCare,whichisaccreditedbytheAmericanCollegeof SurgeonsCommissiononCancerforitscomprehensivecancerprogram.Ourdoctorsareboard-cerHed inradiaHononcologyandhaveseveralareasofspecialty,includingheadandneckcancersandprostate, lungandbreastcancers.OurCyberKnifenursenavigatorisanintegralpartofourpaHentcareapproach, providingclinicalsupportandcarecoordinaHonforourpaHentsandtheirfamilies. Ifyouoralovedoneisdiagnosedwithprostatecancer,contactSt.LouisCyberKnifetoschedulea consultaHonwithourphysicianstodeterminethebestnextstepforyourtreatmentneeds. ViewalistofourradiaHononcologists. Connectwithus 1011 Bowles Ave. Suite G-50, Fenton, MO 63026 (636) 496-4660 www.stlouiscyberknife.com