Columbus CyberKnife: Prostate Cancer Screening


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Columbus CyberKnife opened in June 2010 and treats cancers of the brain, spine, pancreas, prostate, kidney, liver and lung, as well as other medical conditions such as trigeminal neuralgia and arteriovenous malformations. Contact Columbus CyberKnife or call (614) 898-8300 to see if CyberKnife® treatment is right for you.

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Columbus CyberKnife: Prostate Cancer Screening

  1. 1. PROSTATE CANCER SCREENINGS What to know about getting screened for prostate cancer. 495 Cooper Road Suite 125, Westerville, OH 43081 (614) 898-8300
  2. 2. Cancer Screenings Screening tests look for cancer in people who do not have any symptoms. Screenings can help find cancer at an early stage, which makes it easier to treat. If a doctor suggests a screening test, he or she does not necessarily think you have cancer. 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. This is not intended as a substitute for medical advice from your professional healthcare provider. Contact your professional healthcare provider to find out if CyberKnife treatment is right for you. 495 Cooper Road Suite 125, Westerville, OH 43081 (614) 898-8300
  3. 3. Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines There are a number of factors that may qualify a patient for prostate cancer screening: •  Age - Generally over the age of 50 •  Race - African-American men have a higher risk for unknown reasons. •  Nationality - Asian men, for example, have a lower risk. •  Diet - Red meat and dairy products tend to increase risk. •  Lack of exercise •  Family history of prostate cancer 495 Cooper Road Suite 125, Westerville, OH 43081 (614) 898-8300 The American Urological Association (AUA) recommends that men ages 55 to 69 discuss the benefits and harms of prostate cancer screening with their doctors.
  4. 4. Types of Prostate Cancer Screenings Digital Rectal Exam (DRE) A DRE is a physical rectal exam given by a doctor or nurse who is feeling the prostate for lumps, abnormal size, or anything else that seems unusual. Prostate-specific Antigen Test (PSA) Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) is a protein produced exclusively by prostate cells. A blood test is performed to measure your PSA level and this may help to detect early prostate cancer. The chance of having prostate cancer goes up as your PSA level increases. However, a PSA level of ≥ 4 ng/ml does not automatically mean you have cancer. An elevated level can also be due to other conditions, such as benign enlargement of the prostate (BPH), a urinary tract infection or a prostate infection. If the doctor suspects prostate cancer, a biopsy of the prostate may be done. Then treatment options will be thoroughly discussed. 495 Cooper Road Suite 125, Westerville, OH 43081 (614) 898-8300
  5. 5. 495 Cooper Road Suite 125, Westerville, OH 43081 (614) 898-8300
  6. 6. Our Center Columbus CyberKnife has treated patients from around Ohio and bordering states since 2010. Based on patient satisfaction surveys, Columbus CyberKnife has scored over 95% in all categories of patient experience measurement, which examines various factors such as communications with doctors and staff, quality of care and likelihood of recommending the facility to others. Columbus CyberKnife is a service of Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital and offers the only CyberKnife® technology available in the central Ohio region. If you or a loved one is diagnosed with prostate cancer, contact Columbus CyberKnife to schedule a consultation with our physicians to determine the best next step for your treatment needs. 495 Cooper Road Suite 125, Westerville, OH 43081 (614) 898-8300 Read Our Blog! Medical Director: Dr. Douglas Widman Radiation Oncologist: Dr. Abhay Gokhale Connect with us!