Published on March 5, 2014
2014 AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY FACTS & FIGURES 1011 Bowles Avenue, Ste. G-50, Fenton MO 63026 636-496-4660 StLouisCyberKnife.com
The American Cancer Society’s 2014 Cancer Facts & Figures attempts to summarize current scientific information about cancer. Except when specified, it does not represent the official policy of the American Cancer Society. Data source: American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures 2014. Atlanta: American Cancer Society; 2014. Please note: We encourage consumers to thoroughly review and understand all treatment options. The information presented here is not all-inclusive. Rather, it represents a starting point to learn more about medical conditions and treatment options. This is not intended as a substitute 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
2014 New Cancer Cases Approximately 1,665,540 new cancer cases are expected to be diagnosed in 2014 (does not include carcinoma in situ or non-invasive cancer of any site except urinary bladder, nor does it include basal cell or squamous skin cancers.) Estimated new cancer cases in Missouri for 2014: 33,890 1011 Bowles Avenue, Ste. G-50, Fenton MO 63026 636-496-4660 StLouisCyberKnife.com
Lung & Bronchus Cancer • Estimated new cases of Lung & Bronchus: 224,210 (13% of all cancer diagnoses) • 116,000 Male • 108,210 Female • Symptoms: persistent cough, sputum streaked with blood, chest pain, voice change, and recurrent pneumonia or bronchitis. • Risk Factors: cigarette, cigar and • Estimated new cases of Lung & Bronchus in Missouri: 5,370 In 2014, almost 176,000 of the estimated 585,720 cancer deaths will be caused by tobacco use. 1011 Bowles Avenue, Ste. G-50, Fenton MO 63026 pipe smoking, radon gas exposure, secondhand smoke, asbestos, radiation, air pollution and diesel exhaust • Treatment Options: Surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy and targeted therapies, stereotactic radiosurgery 636-496-4660 StLouisCyberKnife.com
CyberKnife® Overview CyberKnife stereotactic radiosurgery is a treatment option for cancerous and noncancerous lesions. This non-invasive treatment delivers high-dose radiation to tumors from different angles adjusting for tumor and patient movement (breathing) during treatment. Traditional radiation treatments are unable to deliver high dose radiation without exposing a large margin of surrounding tissue to the radiation. As a result, treatment often occurs over many sessions (up to 45 treatment days) using low doses of radiation. Conversely, CyberKnife uses its advanced tracking system to target tumors from multiple angles and deliver high doses of radiation over a shorter course of time, specifically no more than five treatment sessions. Utilizing this approach, healthy tissues are minimally exposed to the radiation resulting in few to no side effects and return to normal activities right after treatment. 1011 Bowles Avenue, Ste. G-50, Fenton MO 63026 636-496-4660 StLouisCyberKnife.com
Lung Cancer & CyberKnife Treatment St. Louis CyberKnife treats lung cancer patients who cannot tolerate surgery, have an inoperable tumor, or are seeking an alternative to surgery. CyberKnife has gained recognition as an effective treatment for patients with medically inoperative early stage nonsmall cell lung cancer. Treatment is delivered by St. Louis CyberKnife’s radiation oncologist and highly trained staff. St. Louis CyberKnife provides a non-invasive, painless and comfortable treatment with no recovery time. The challenge of treating lung tumors is that the tumor moves as the patient breathes. Unlike traditional radiation therapy, the CyberKnife system identifies the tumor location during non-invasive treatment. The tightly contoured beams move precisely with the motion of the target throughout the breathing cycle, requiring no breath holding or respiratory gating. Thus allowing patients to breathe normally and remain comfortable during treatment. 1011 Bowles Avenue, Ste. G-50, Fenton MO 63026 636-496-4660 StLouisCyberKnife.com
Additional Resources American Cancer Society Hope Lodge - St. Louis American Lung Association, Plains-Gulf Region 1011 Bowles Avenue, Ste. G-50, Fenton MO 63026 636-496-4660 StLouisCyberKnife.com
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-certified in radiation oncology and have several areas of specialty including head and neck cancers and prostate, lung and breast cancers. Read Our Blog! Connect with us! 1011 Bowles Avenue, Ste. G-50, Fenton MO 63026 636-496-4660 StLouisCyberKnife.com
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