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  • Prostate Cancer Preven-on Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers in American men. Learn all you can about your personal risk and taking steps for preven-on.

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  • Please note: We encourage consumers to thoroughly review and understand all treatment op8ons. The informa8on presented here is not all-inclusive. Rather, it represents a star8ng point to learn more about medical condi8ons and treatment op8ons. This is not intended as a subs8tute for medical advice from your professional healthcare provider. Contact your professional healthcare provider to nd out if CyberKnife treatment is right for you. Sources: American Cancer Society

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  • Prostate Cancer: By the Numbers Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer

    death in American men, behind only lung cancer The American Cancer Society es-mates about 233,000

    new cases of prostate cancer in 2014 About 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate

    cancer during his life-me About 6 in 10 cases of prostate cancer are diagnosed in

    men aged 65 or older, and it is rare before age 40 There are more than 2.5 million prostate cancer

    survivors in the United States

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  • Prostate Cancer Risk Factors

    Are you older than 50? Do you have a father, brother or son who was diagnosed with prostate cancer before they were 65?

    Is prostate cancer common among your ethnicity or na-onality?

    Do you eat a lot of red meat or high-fat dairy products?

    Are you overweight?

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  • Prostate Cancer Detec-on If you answered yes to three or more of the prostate cancer risk factor ques-ons, talk to your health care provider about the benets and risks of prostate cancer tes-ng. Prostate cancer can o\en be found early by tes-ng the amount of prostate-specic an-gen (PSA) in a mans blood, or through a digital rectal exam (DRE). The American Urological Associa-on recommends against prostate cancer screening in men under 40 or age 70+ years with a life expectancy of less than 10-15 years.

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  • Prostate Cancer Risk Reduc-on Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables and whole grains Limit your intake of red meat (beef, pork or lamb), especially high

    fat or processed meats like deli meat, hot dogs and bacon Get to and stay at a healthy weight Be physically ac-ve Get sucient vitamin D - The American Cancer Society states that

    recent studies found that men with high levels of vitamin D seem to have a lower risk of developing more lethal forms of prostate cancer

    Avoid smoking and limit alcohol intake Stay current on annual examina-ons and talk to your doctor about

    your personal risk

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  • Prostate Cancer Treatment Op-ons Depending on the stage of the disease, treatment op-ons for prostate cancer include: Stereotac-c body radiosurgery (SBRT) Surgery Radia-on therapy Cryosurgery (cryotherapy) Hormone therapy Chemotherapy Vaccine treatment Bone directed treatment Watchful wai-ng / Ac-ve surveillance These treatments are generally used one at a -me, although in some cases they may be combined.

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  • Prostate Cancer + CyberKnife CyberKnife SBRT is noninvasive and does not involve surgery or hospitaliza-on. CyberKnife precisely delivers high dose radia-on while tracking and correc-ng for mo-on, minimizing exposure to surrounding healthy -ssue. Treatments are completed in less than 5 sessions with liile to no recovery allowing pa-ents to return to their normal ac-vi-es immediately a\er treatment. The treatment process includes: I. Consulta-on appointment II. Pretreatment procedures III. CyberKnife treatment IV. Follow-up

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  • About St. Louis CyberKnife

    CyberKnife treats pa-ents through a process called stereotac-c radiosurgery, a nonsurgical method of trea-ng tumors with high-dose radia-on precisely aimed from dierent angles. A service of SSM Cancer Care, St. Louis CyberKnife treats cancers of the brain, spine, pancreas, prostate, kidney, liver and lung. We also treat certain other medical condi-ons like trigeminal neuralgia and arteriovenous malforma-ons. For more informa-on about cancer treatment at St. Louis CyberKnife, visit www.StLouisCyberKnife.com.

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