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Brain	
  Tumor	
  	
  
               Awareness	
  Month	
  	
  
                   About	
  brain	
  tumors	
  and	
  treatment	
  

                                        	
  

200 Berteau Avenue Elmhurst, IL 60126              (331) 221-2050     www.chicagock.com
What is a Brain Tumor?
                     The	
  growth	
  of	
  abnormal	
  cells	
  in	
  the	
  3ssues	
  of	
  the	
  brain.	
  Brain	
  tumors	
  can	
  be	
  benign	
  
                                                      (not	
  cancer)	
  or	
  malignant	
  (cancer).	
  	
  



    •      There	
  are	
  more	
  than	
  120	
  different	
  types	
  of	
  brain	
  tumors;	
  some	
  are	
  malignant	
  (cancer),	
  many	
  are	
  
           benign	
  (non-­‐cancerous).	
  	
  
    	
  
    	
  
    •      The	
  Central	
  Brain	
  Tumor	
  Registry	
  es?mates	
  66,290	
  new	
  cases	
  of	
  primary	
  non–malignant	
  and	
  
           malignant	
  brain	
  and	
  central	
  nervous	
  system	
  tumors	
  will	
  be	
  diagnosed	
  in	
  the	
  United	
  States	
  in	
  2012.	
  
    	
  
    	
  
    •      A	
  large	
  number	
  of	
  brain	
  tumors	
  are	
  metasta3c.	
  Metasta?c	
  brain	
  tumors	
  begin	
  as	
  a	
  cancer	
  elsewhere	
  
           in	
  the	
  body	
  and	
  migrate,	
  or	
  metastasize,	
  to	
  the	
  brain.	
  	
  
    	
  




200 Berteau Avenue Elmhurst, IL 60126                                     (331) 221-2050                                            www.chicagock.com
Symptoms of a Brain Tumor
  No	
  screening	
  tests	
  exist	
  for	
  early	
  brain	
  tumor	
  detec?on.	
  These	
  tumors	
  can	
  be	
  hard	
  to	
  diagnose	
  
  some?mes,	
  as	
  their	
  symptoms	
  mimic	
  other	
  diseases.	
  
  	
  
  	
  
  Common	
  symptoms	
  of	
  brain	
  tumors:	
  	
  
  	
  
  •      New	
  or	
  increasingly	
  severe	
  headaches	
  
  •      Changes	
  in	
  vision	
  	
  
  •      Nausea	
  or	
  vomi?ng	
  
  •      Abnormal	
  fa?gue	
  
  •      Tremors	
  or	
  seizures	
  
  •      Speech	
  problems	
  
  •      Memory	
  loss	
  	
  
  •      Personality	
  changes	
  
  •      Weakness	
  on	
  one	
  side	
  of	
  the	
  body	
  
  •      Sudden	
  facial	
  paralysis	
  
  •      Impaired	
  sense	
  of	
  balance	
  and	
  problems	
  with	
  spa?al	
  orienta?on	
  	
  
  	
  




200 Berteau Avenue Elmhurst, IL 60126                                     (331) 221-2050                                          www.chicagock.com
How are brain tumors treated?
        There	
  are	
  several	
  treatment	
  op?ons	
  available	
  for	
  those	
  diagnosed	
  with	
  brain	
  tumors,	
  including	
  
        chemotherapy,	
  radia?on	
  therapy,	
  conven?onal	
  surgery	
  and	
  stereotac?c	
  radiosurgery.	
  



                                                                                              Radia?on	
  Therapy:	
  Usually	
  a	
  
                   Chemotherapy:	
  Usually	
  administered	
                            secondary	
  treatment	
  following	
  surgery.	
  
                     as	
  a	
  secondary	
  treatment	
  following	
                      Can	
  be	
  noninvasive	
  or	
  invasive	
  and	
  
                           surgery	
  or	
  radia?on	
  therapy.	
                       possibly	
  damage	
  normal	
  cells	
  as	
  well	
  as	
  
                                                                                                           cancer	
  cells.	
  	
  




                        Conven?onal	
  Surgery:	
  Open	
  
                     surgery	
  can	
  benefit	
  pa?ents	
  with	
  a	
                         Stereotac?c	
  Radiosurgery:	
  
                   single	
  metasta?c	
  brain	
  tumor	
  that	
  can	
                 Delivers	
  precisely	
  targeted,	
  high-­‐dose	
  
                   be	
  safely	
  accessed	
  and	
  who	
  don’t	
  have	
              radia?on	
  to	
  brain	
  tumors	
  and	
  lesions	
  
                          cancer	
  elsewhere	
  in	
  the	
  body.	
                          without	
  surgery	
  or	
  seda?on.	
  




200 Berteau Avenue Elmhurst, IL 60126                                        (331) 221-2050                                          www.chicagock.com
How can I help?
                                           •  Educate	
  Yourself:	
  Learn	
  more	
  about	
  brain	
  
                                              tumors	
  and	
  treatment	
  op?ons	
  

                                           •  Get	
  Ac?ve:	
  Find	
  a	
  walk,	
  run,	
  or	
  other	
  
                                                community	
  event	
  in	
  support	
  of	
  brain	
  
                                                tumor	
  research.	
  
                                           	
  
                                           •  Speak	
  Up:	
  Tweet,	
  update	
  your	
  status,	
  or	
  
                                                talk	
  to	
  friends	
  about	
  brain	
  tumor	
  
                                                awareness.	
  

                                           Visit	
  the	
  Na?onal	
  Brain	
  Tumor	
  Society	
  or	
  the	
  
                                           American	
  Brain	
  Tumor	
  Associa?on	
  for	
  more	
  
                                           informa?on.	
  




200 Berteau Avenue Elmhurst, IL 60126   (331) 221-2050                                  www.chicagock.com
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	
  brain	
  tumors	
  and	
  brain	
  
  metastases.	
  Call	
  or	
  visit	
  the	
  website	
  to	
  learn	
  more	
  about	
  CyberKnife	
  treatment	
  for	
  brain	
  tumors.	
  



                                                                                               Medical	
  Director:	
  Dr.	
  Andy	
  Su	
  
                                                                                               	
  
                                                                                               CyberKnife	
  Nurse:	
  Griselle	
  Romero	
  
                                                                                               	
  
                                                                                               Medical	
  Physicist:	
  Christopher	
  Peck	
  	
  



                                                                                               Connect	
  with	
  us	
  
                                                                                               	
  




200 Berteau Avenue Elmhurst, IL 60126                                   (331) 221-2050                                          www.chicagock.com

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Brain Tumor Awareness Guide

  • 1. Brain  Tumor     Awareness  Month     About  brain  tumors  and  treatment     200 Berteau Avenue Elmhurst, IL 60126 (331) 221-2050 www.chicagock.com
  • 2. What is a Brain Tumor? The  growth  of  abnormal  cells  in  the  3ssues  of  the  brain.  Brain  tumors  can  be  benign   (not  cancer)  or  malignant  (cancer).     •  There  are  more  than  120  different  types  of  brain  tumors;  some  are  malignant  (cancer),  many  are   benign  (non-­‐cancerous).         •  The  Central  Brain  Tumor  Registry  es?mates  66,290  new  cases  of  primary  non–malignant  and   malignant  brain  and  central  nervous  system  tumors  will  be  diagnosed  in  the  United  States  in  2012.       •  A  large  number  of  brain  tumors  are  metasta3c.  Metasta?c  brain  tumors  begin  as  a  cancer  elsewhere   in  the  body  and  migrate,  or  metastasize,  to  the  brain.       200 Berteau Avenue Elmhurst, IL 60126 (331) 221-2050 www.chicagock.com
  • 3. Symptoms of a Brain Tumor No  screening  tests  exist  for  early  brain  tumor  detec?on.  These  tumors  can  be  hard  to  diagnose   some?mes,  as  their  symptoms  mimic  other  diseases.       Common  symptoms  of  brain  tumors:       •  New  or  increasingly  severe  headaches   •  Changes  in  vision     •  Nausea  or  vomi?ng   •  Abnormal  fa?gue   •  Tremors  or  seizures   •  Speech  problems   •  Memory  loss     •  Personality  changes   •  Weakness  on  one  side  of  the  body   •  Sudden  facial  paralysis   •  Impaired  sense  of  balance  and  problems  with  spa?al  orienta?on       200 Berteau Avenue Elmhurst, IL 60126 (331) 221-2050 www.chicagock.com
  • 4. How are brain tumors treated? There  are  several  treatment  op?ons  available  for  those  diagnosed  with  brain  tumors,  including   chemotherapy,  radia?on  therapy,  conven?onal  surgery  and  stereotac?c  radiosurgery.   Radia?on  Therapy:  Usually  a   Chemotherapy:  Usually  administered   secondary  treatment  following  surgery.   as  a  secondary  treatment  following   Can  be  noninvasive  or  invasive  and   surgery  or  radia?on  therapy.   possibly  damage  normal  cells  as  well  as   cancer  cells.     Conven?onal  Surgery:  Open   surgery  can  benefit  pa?ents  with  a   Stereotac?c  Radiosurgery:   single  metasta?c  brain  tumor  that  can   Delivers  precisely  targeted,  high-­‐dose   be  safely  accessed  and  who  don’t  have   radia?on  to  brain  tumors  and  lesions   cancer  elsewhere  in  the  body.   without  surgery  or  seda?on.   200 Berteau Avenue Elmhurst, IL 60126 (331) 221-2050 www.chicagock.com
  • 5. How can I help? •  Educate  Yourself:  Learn  more  about  brain   tumors  and  treatment  op?ons   •  Get  Ac?ve:  Find  a  walk,  run,  or  other   community  event  in  support  of  brain   tumor  research.     •  Speak  Up:  Tweet,  update  your  status,  or   talk  to  friends  about  brain  tumor   awareness.   Visit  the  Na?onal  Brain  Tumor  Society  or  the   American  Brain  Tumor  Associa?on  for  more   informa?on.   200 Berteau Avenue Elmhurst, IL 60126 (331) 221-2050 www.chicagock.com
  • 6. 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  brain  tumors  and  brain   metastases.  Call  or  visit  the  website  to  learn  more  about  CyberKnife  treatment  for  brain  tumors.   Medical  Director:  Dr.  Andy  Su     CyberKnife  Nurse:  Griselle  Romero     Medical  Physicist:  Christopher  Peck     Connect  with  us     200 Berteau Avenue Elmhurst, IL 60126 (331) 221-2050 www.chicagock.com