Austin CyberKnife Celebrates Men's Health Month

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June is dedicated to raising awareness and prevention of the preventable health problems men face while encouraging men to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease or injury.

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Austin CyberKnife Celebrates Men's Health Month

  1. 1. June is! Men’s Health Month1400 North IH 35 Austin, TX 78701 (512) 324-8060 www.austincyberknife.com
  2. 2. National Men’s Health Month June is dedicated to raising awareness and prevention of the preventable health problems men face while encouraging men to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease or injury. Please note: We encourage consumers to thoroughly review and understand all treatment options. The information presented here is not all-inclusive. Rather, it represents a starting point to learn more about medical conditions and treatment options. There is no substitute for consulting a medical professional. 1400 North IH 35 Austin, TX 78701 (512) 324-8060 www.austincyberknife.com
  3. 3. Men’s Health by the Numbers33.9 Percentage of men 241,740 20 years and over who are obese. - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Estimated new cases of 48.1 Estimatedmillion men who prostate cancer in 45are pre-diabetic. 2012. - The American Cancer Society- American Heart Association The percentage that men70 The age when the risk of high ages 18-44 are less likely to visit a physician as blood pressure begins to climb compared to women. in men. - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services1400 North IH 35 Austin, TX 78701 (512) 324-8060 www.austincyberknife.com
  4. 4. The Top Health-Related Causes of Death in Males Heart disease Risk factors include high cholesterol, high blood pressure, obesity and excessive alcohol consumption. Cancer The leading cancers in men include lung cancer, prostate cancer, colon cancer and skin cancer. Stroke Up to 50 percent of all strokes are preventable. Risk factors include uncontrolled diabetes, high blood pressure and smoking. Diabetes In the past 30 years the incidence of diabetes has doubled. Having diabetes increases the danger of heart diseases and is associated with impaired circulation, eye diseases, and nerve damage.1400 North IH 35 Austin, TX 78701 (512) 324-8060 www.austincyberknife.com
  5. 5. Prevention: Take Charge of Your Health •  Make small changes every day to improve your diet and exercise: Try biking to work, swapping out soda for water, or smoking one less cigarette. •  See your doctor regularly: Know when it’s time for screening tests and don’t be afraid to ask questions. •  Be dedicated to your mental well-being: Mental health is just as important as physical health. Know the signs of depression and speak up if you need help. •  Educate yourself: Research the risk factors associated with high blood pressure and cholesterol, stroke, diabetes and different cancers to lower your risk of diagnosis. •  Be tobacco free: Don’t give up on your efforts to quit smoking.1400 North IH 35 Austin, TX 78701 (512) 324-8060 www.austincyberknife.com
  6. 6. Know Your Risks: The leading cancers in menLung CancerNine out of 10 lung cancer deaths are due to smoking. You can reduce your risk of lungcancer by avoiding cigarettes and secondhand smoke and testing your home for radon.Prostate CancerProstate cancer is the second-most common cancer in men. Prostate cancer risks vary andcan include age, family history and other factors.Colon CancerThis cancer is largely preventable through screening. Beginning at age 50, men shouldundergo routine screening. Screening tests for colorectal cancer can find precancerouspolyps so they can be removed immediately.Skin CancerSkin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Avoid skin cancer byprotecting your skin with sunscreen, shade, sunglasses, hats, and sun-protective clothing.1400 North IH 35 Austin, TX 78701 (512) 324-8060 www.austincyberknife.com
  7. 7. A Focus on Prostate CancerProstate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in men. Prostate cancer usuallygrows slowly and initially remains confined to the prostate gland.Risk Factors Prostate Stats•  Age over 65: Age is the main risk factor for prostate cancer. The chance of getting prostate cancer increases as you get older. In 2.5 million men alive today have survived prostate cancer. the United States, most men with prostate cancer are over 65. New cases of prostate cancer expected in 2012. 241,740•  Family history: Your risk is higher if your father, brother, or son had prostate cancer. 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.•  Race: Prostate cancer is more common among black men than white or Hispanic/ Latino men. Its less common among Asian/ Pacific Islander and American Indian/Alaska The average age at the time of a prostate cancer diagnosis. 67 Native men. From the American Cancer Society1400 North IH 35 Austin, TX 78701 (512) 324-8060 www.austincyberknife.com
  8. 8. Prostate Cancer Treatment: Take Charge of Your Diagnosis Because prostate cancer is one of the leading causes of death in men, it’s important to understand your treatment options. Find an overview of CyberKnife prostate treatment here. Brachytherapy: Doctors External Beam Radiation implant small radioactive Therapy: Pa$ents  treated  with   seeds guided by an external-­‐beam  radia$on  therapy   ultrasound device, within the receive  a  certain  number  of   prostate gland that destroy daily  radia$on  treatments  over  a   tumors. period  of  seven  to  eight  weeks. Conventional Surgery: Stereotactic Radiosurgery: During surgery, the prostate Delivers precisely targeted, high- gland is removed and may dose radiation to the prostate without surgery or sedation. include biopsies of nearby Treatment is completed within 5 lymph nodes. sessions.1400 North IH 35 Austin, TX 78701 (512) 324-8060 www.austincyberknife.com
  9. 9. How to Participate in Men’s Health Month Wear Blue. Organize a day with your coworkers, friends or family to wear blue. Find out more here. Spread the Word. Talk to your male family members, friends, and coworkers about their health. Get Active. Organize a fitness event to get the men in your life moving.1400 North IH 35 Austin, TX 78701 (512) 324-8060 www.austincyberknife.com
  10. 10. Our Center Opened in 2011, Austin CyberKnife was the first in the greater Austin area, as well as the central Texas region, to offer CyberKnife treatment giving our physicians the most experience treating patients with stereotactic radiosurgery treatment in our area. Prostate cancer is a frequently treated disease at our center. Austin CyberKnife is a department of University Medical Center Brackenridge., a member of the Seton Healthcare Family. Medical Director: Dr. Doug Rivera CyberKnife Nurse: Lori Eitelbach, RN Medical Physicist: Jim Hevezi, PhDOther Resources1400 North IH 35 Austin, TX 78701 (512) 324-8060 www.austincyberknife.com

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