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American Cancer Society Facts & Figures 2014

Austin CyberKnife presents the American Cancer Society Facts and Figures 2014 annual report outlining the estimated numbers of new cancer cases and deaths in 2014 as well as current cancer incidence, mortality, and survival statistics and information on cancer symptoms, risk factors, early detection and treatment.

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American Cancer Society Facts & Figures 2014

  1. 1. 2014 AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY FACTS & FIGURES 1400 North IH 35, Austin, TX 78701 512-324-8060 AustinCyberKnife.com
  2. 2. TheAmerican 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 theAmerican Cancer Society. Datasource:AmericanCancerSociety.CancerFacts&Figures2014.Atlanta:American CancerSociety;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. 1400 North IH 35, Austin, TX 78701 512-324-8060 AustinCyberKnife.com
  3. 3. 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 Texas for 2014: 115,730 1400 North IH 35, Austin, TX 78701 512-324-8060 AustinCyberKnife.com
  4. 4. Lung & Bronchus Cancer •  Estimated new cases of Lung & Bronchus: 224,210 (13% of all cancer diagnoses) •  116,000 Male •  108,210 Female •  Estimated new cases of Lung & Bronchus in Texas: 14,890 •  Symptoms: persistent cough, sputum streaked with blood, chest pain, voice change, and recurrent pneumonia or bronchitis. •  Risk Factors: cigarette, cigar and 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 1400 North IH 35, Austin, TX 78701 512-324-8060 AustinCyberKnife.com In 2014, almost 176,000 of the estimated 585,720 cancer deaths will be caused by tobacco use.
  5. 5. 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. 1400 North IH 35, Austin, TX 78701 512-324-8060 AustinCyberKnife.com
  6. 6. Lung Cancer & CyberKnife Treatment Austin CyberKnife treats lung cancer patients who cannot tolerate surgery, have an inoperable tumor, or are seeking an alternative to surgery. 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. Treatment is delivered by Austin CyberKnife’s radiation oncologist and highly trained staff. Austin CyberKnife provides a non-invasive, painless and comfortable treatment with no recovery time. 1400 North IH 35, Austin, TX 78701 512-324-8060 AustinCyberKnife.com
  7. 7. Additional Resources Austin American Cancer Society American Lung Association, Plains-Gulf Region 1400 North IH 35, Austin, TX 78701 512-324-8060 AustinCyberKnife.com
  8. 8. Our Center Austin CyberKnife is a department of University Medical Center Brackenridge, a member of the Seton Healthcare Family. It was the first in the central Texas region to offer CyberKnife treatment, giving our physicians the most experience treating patients with this technology in the area. 1400 North IH 35, Austin, TX 78701 512-324-8060 AustinCyberKnife.com Read Our Blog! Medical Director: Dr. Doug Rivera CyberKnife Nurse: Lori Eitelbach, RN Medical Physicist: Jim Hevezi, PhD Connect with us!