Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer: The First Dayton Difference

If you’ve been told the only way to treat lung cancer is with surgery – surgery that involves cracking your chest and painful incisions – call First Dayton CyberKnife to see what Dr. Hughes and his team can do for you. Or, perhaps surgery isn’t even an option for your lung cancer, because it would do more harm than good. With more powerful treatment options than any other center in the region, First Dayton will find the best way to beat your lung cancer, without surgery. And, all of First Dayton’s radiation treatments are outpatient, so you don’t have to stay in the hospital, where other complications can occur.

First Dayton CyberKnife® Radiosurgery

CyberKnife radiosurgery is Dr. Hughes’ breakthrough technology in the battle against lung cancer. And it’s radiation therapy, not surgery. No incision. No pain. The numbers speak for themselves:

  • Radiation target accuracy of 0.77 mm
  • Lung cancer control rates of 85-95 percent
  • Lung cancer survival rates are 45 percent better with CyberKnife than with conventional radiation
  • You don’t have to hold your breath during treatment, like you do with other radiation systems; you relax and breathe normally
  • Ultimate precision – no damage to your heart or other critical organs
  • You simply lie comfortably on a table listening to music of your choice
  • You do not feel a thing

As the most advanced radiation technology available today, CyberKnife is the only system that uses real-time imaging to track and adjust for tumor movement during treatment. Essentially, the CyberKnife “breathes” with you. What does this mean to you?

CyberKnife can treat early-stage cancer, before your lung cancer has spread. It’s also an effective option for recurrent or metastatic cancer – or for patients who want a noninvasive option that doesn’t involve cutting, stiches or long recovery times.

Additional Benefits of CyberKnife

  • Delivers over 250 beams of radiation to “paint” your tumor
  • High dose destroys your tumor quickly so you feel better sooner
  • Only system that can move around you 320 degrees, to come at your tumor from every possible angle
  • Treats Stage 1, Stage 2 and inoperable tumors
  • 5 visits or less
  • No blood
  • No breath-holding
  • No cutting
  • No pain
  • Few, if any, side effects
  • No hospital stay
  • Pinpoint accuracy
  • Spares more healthy tissue

First Dayton Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)

Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) is often an effective treatment option for more advanced lung cancer because of its precision and ease of delivery. Most IRMT treatments are combined with chemotherapy.

Benefits of IMRT

  • No cutting
  • No pain
  • Spares healthy tissue
  • Few lasting side effects
  • Visits last only 5 minutes

Diagnostic CT

First Dayton also offers $99 diagnostic CT scans to qualified patients. If you are high risk for lung cancer, a diagnostic CT can help you find out and start fighting it, fast. Read more about diagnostic CTs at First Dayton here.

 

 

Call 855-DAYTON1 for a consultation today, and get your life back faster.

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What People Say

  • Everyone has been totally fantastic. The first week was very hard for me, but all 3 technicians I worked with made me feel great even though I know that first week is difficult for them (not on purpose). They always made me feel comfortable with my treatment and hugs when they knew I was having a tough day. I could not have been happier with any aspect of my care.

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  • First, I have never been treated so well by all medical professionals. I was scared from the beginning. I was given info in a positive, accurate and direct manner. Because of this I was able to face the fears I had. Each visit strengthened me. I feel that if I had not come to First Dayton Cyberknife I would not have felt the hope I feel now. Is that not part of good treatment?

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  • My experience at First Dayton Cancer Care was exceptional from start to finish. Beginning with the initial consultation with Dr Hughes. I always knew what to expect throughout the treatment process. The entire staff is to be commended for their professionalism both in their job knowledge and cheerful, upbeat personalities.

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  • Everyone from the front desk was great! Jo was excellent in explaining what each visit required verbally and on paper. Annette was great, polite and very informative. Annette made the treatments easy and comfortable in a scary time. I loved the music she played during my treatment. Dr Hughes was wonderful, he explained all the treatments. I knew when we first talked that this place was where I wanted to be.

     

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  • FRONT DESK ALWAYS COURTEOUS. NURSES ARE ALWAYS HELPFUL. AND OF COURSE THE THERAPISTS WERE TERRIFIC. DOCTORS ALWAYS KEPT ME UP ON EVERYTHING. EVERYBODY IS JUST GREAT TO BE WITH. FIRST DAYTON CYBERKNIFE IS VERY CLEAN AND PERSONABLE.

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  • Everybody was really nice. Jennifer, Mike, Kristie who did my treatments made me feel very comfortable. They were like friends to me. The staff at the front desk were very nice to me. The doctors were great too. Dr Hughes was my doctor.

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  • Cyberknife treatment with Annette was great. Radiation treatments with Mike, Jennifer and Kristi was also great. I would definitely recommend this facility to anyone needing cancer treatment. I have driven over 100 miles round trip each day for six weeks. It was well worth the drive. Believe it or not I actually looked forward to coming each day. All staff was great!

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  • I am totally happy with the care I got from everyone. Jo told me how it would work. Dr Hughes was very good and took a lot of time with me. Annette was outstanding, she was kind and told me to do so it would so it would work the best. I thank everyone for the experience.

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  • The staff was so courteous. They answered all of my questions I had. I was seen on time with minimal wait time.Doctor was informative and helpful with medications, ordered as needed. Dietitian was good at sharing information about good nutrition.

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  • I had breast radiation and my treatments went very fast. The staff was very pleasant. I enjoyed talking with the radiation therapist each morning. I have a lot of great memories. I would recommend this place to anyone facing cancer treatment.

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  • Everyone was very nice, friendly, very caring and professional. No complaints. I couldn’t ask for a better experience of this kind. I felt like I was in good hands.

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  • I recieved care at First Dayton Cancer Care with Dr Hughes.The staff was very caring and dedicated to my care. dr Hughes and Dr Burger were very concerned and caring. The nurse’s were very informative about the process as were the techs.

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  • I really kind of enjoyed visits due to Kristi, Jennifer and Mike were just excellent with care. Very happy and encouraging. Vice nice receptionist! Everyone is always helpful and they always have a smile.

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  • My care by staff was superb. They all have wonderful personalities and keep the treatments light making me at ease. They made me really enjoy coming. The prompt calls when the machine was not working and follow up were much appreciated. I will give all a five star rating and recommendation.

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  • It was a very good experience all the people treated you with respect. When you come here you will tell your friends about First Dayton Cancer Care. Thanks to each and everyone of you.

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  • My treatment schedule was always on time and when I had to reschedule they always accommodated me. The staff here are excellent, from the receptionist to the nurses to therapists. They all made me feel at ease and had a cheerful experience. I would like to especially thank Jennifer, Kristi and Mike for their professional care.

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  • Amazing care from everyone that took care of me. Sweetness must be a requirement to work here because you all are the sweetest. Your tones in treatment was very comforting and appreciated. Fear of the unknown but you all give much needed respect and care. In spite of the tasks of healing, you all have made it (keep it up, we benefit from your care) all worth it.

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  • Cancer in it self is scary. My experience here at Cyberknife is one that I will always cherish for taking away the fear of lung cancer. The staff, all the wonderful people I encountered made me feel alive and gave me the hope and strength to know how I will win. God truly gave this wonderful Dr Hughes the best staff ever & I thank him for his skills, his machine & his time in my recovery.

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  • THE CYBERKNIFE TREATMENT WAS PAINLESS, OTHER THAN THE MARKER IMPLANT. THE TREATMENT HAS BEEN VERY EFFECTIVE BASED ON REDUCED LEVELS FROM LAB RESULTS. THE STAFF HAS BEEN FRIENDLY,SYMPATHETIC & PROFESSIONAL. THE DOCTOR AND NURSES ARE KNOWLEDGABLE AND PROFESSIONAL.

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  • ALL ASPECTS OF TREATMENT WERE HANDLED VERY PROFESSIONALLY. EVERYTHING WAS EXPLAINED CLEARLY AND IN GREAT DETAIL. EVERYONE I HAD CONTACT WITH WENT OUT OF THEIR WAY TO MAKE MY TREATMENTS COMFORTABLE. NOT A SINGLE COMPLAINT ABOUT CYBERKNIFE!!!

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  • FROM BEGINNING TO END OF 5 DAY TREATMENTS EVERYONE IS VERY POSTIVE AND PROFESSIONAL TO ME & MY WIFE DENNY. EVERY TEST & PROCEDURE WAS EXPLAINED IN DETAIL & EASY TO UNDERSTAND. THANKS TO ALL WHO WERE INVOLVED IN MY CARE.

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  • EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE, EVERYONE WAS VERY INFORMATIVE AND GENUINELY CARING. THE PROCEDURE AND TREATMENT WAS FULLY EXPLAINED AND WENT AS DESCRIBED. POST TREATMENT AND CARE WAS EXCELLENT AS WELL.

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  • Followed suggestions from staff about skin care, etc and had great results. Staff has always been professional and courteous. Will continue to recommend center to others.

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  • The facility and staff are tops. Always a smile and a very pleasant attitude. Although this has been a trying experience for me; It was nice to have someone listen carefully to my concerns. Always the professional, with words of encouragement and making me feel important. I appreciate the doctor, staff and the facility. Treatment went well. Thanks C. MOrgan

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