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Austin CyberKnife: Prostate Awareness Month
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Austin CyberKnife: Prostate Awareness Month

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September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and Austin CyberKnife encourages men seeking prostate cancer treatment to educate themselves on the range of options available to treat the …

September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and Austin CyberKnife encourages men seeking prostate cancer treatment to educate themselves on the range of options available to treat the disease.

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  • 1. Did you know? September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month1400 North IH 35 Austin, TX 78701 (512) 324-8060 www.austincyberknife.com
  • 2. Did you know? The  American  Cancer  Society  es2mates  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.  1400 North IH 35 Austin, TX 78701 (512) 324-8060 www.austincyberknife.com
  • 3. Did you know? CyberKnife  can  noninvasively  treat  prostate  cancer  in  five  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  2ssue.       •  Prior  to  treatment,  small  metal  :ssue  markers  known  as   fiducials  are  implanted  in  the  prostate  to  help  the  CyberKnife   pinpoint  the  tumor  loca:on  throughout  each  treatment,   ensuring  the  radia2on  beams  delivered  during  treatment  are   always  locked  on  the  tumor.     •  Pa:ents  are  then  scheduled  for  no  more  than  five  CyberKnife   treatments.  Each  treatment  takes  about  30  -­‐  40  minutes,  and   pa2ents  can  return  to  their  normal  rou2nes  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  effects.    1400 North IH 35 Austin, TX 78701 (512) 324-8060 www.austincyberknife.com
  • 4. Our Center 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/stereotactic body radiation therapy 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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