prostate cancer awareness month
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DESCRIPTIONSeptember is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and Philadelphia CyberKnife encourages men seeking prostate cancer treatment to educate themselves on the range of options available to treat the disease.
- 1. Did you know?September isProstate CancerAwarenessMonthA Service of Delaware County Memorial Hospital 2010 West Chester Pike Suite 115 Havertown, PA 19083 (610) 446-6850 www.phillycyberknife.com
2. Did you know? The American Cancer Society esFmates 241,740 new prostate cancer diagnoses in 2012. Quick stats: 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his life:me. Prostate cancer occurs mainly in older men. Nearly two-thirds of cases are diagnosed in men aged 65 or above, and it is rare before age 40. The average age at the :me of diagnosis is about 67. More than 2.5 million men in the United States who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point are s:ll alive today, thanks to advancements in treatment. 2010 West Chester Pike Suite 115 Havertown, PA 19083 (610) 446-6850 www.phillycyberknife.com 3. Did you know? CyberKnife can noninvasively treat prostate cancer in ve or fewer treatment sessions. How it works: CyberKnife treats prostate cancer with a procedure called stereotac:c body radia:on therapy, a noninvasive method of trea:ng tumors with precisely targeted high-dose radia:on. The result is greatly increased accuracy that spares healthy Fssue. Prior to treatment, small metal :ssue markers known as ducials are implanted in the prostate to help the CyberKnife pinpoint the tumor loca:on throughout each treatment, ensuring the radiaFon beams delivered during treatment are always locked on the tumor. Pa:ents are then scheduled for no more than ve CyberKnife treatments. Each treatment takes about 30 - 40 minutes, and paFents can return to their normal rouFnes following each procedure. In recent years, CyberKnife has gained awareness among prostate cancer pa:ents in par:cular. Many men are drawn to the convenience of shorter treatment and fewer side eects. 2010 West Chester Pike Suite 115 Havertown, PA 19083 (610) 446-6850 www.phillycyberknife.com 4. Our CenterPhiladelphia CyberKnife established the first CyberKnife program in the greater Philadelphia areaand has one of the most experienced CyberKnife clinical teams in the region. The center is activelyengaged in research with team members publishing several scientific papers on the treatment ofprostate cancer. Philadelphia CyberKnife is a service of Delaware County Memorial Hospital, amember of the Crozer-Keystone Health System.Medical Director: Dr. Luther BradyAssociate Medical Director: Dr. John LamondDCMH Chief of Radiation Oncology: Dr. Rachelle LanicanoChief Medical Physicist: Jun Yang, Ph.D., DABRCyberKnife Nurse: Michael GoodOther Resources 2010 West Chester Pike Suite 115 Havertown, PA 19083 (610) 446-6850 www.phillycyberknife.com