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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