American Cancer Society Facts & Figures 2014


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New Jersey CyberKnife presents the American Cancer Society Facts and Figures 2014 annual report outlining the estimated numbers of new cancer cases and deaths in 2014 as well as current cancer incidence, mortality, and survival statistics and information on cancer symptoms, risk factors, early detection and treatment. New Jersey CyberKnife at the J. Phillip Citta Regional Cancer Center treats patients with a nonsurgical method called stereotactic radiosurgery. Learn more about the treatment process and call (732) 557-3120 to find out if CyberKnife® treatment is right for you.

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American Cancer Society Facts & Figures 2014

  1. 1. 2014 AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY FACTS & FIGURES 99 Route 37, West Toms River, NJ 08755 732-557-3120
  2. 2. TheAmerican Cancer Society’s 2014 Cancer Facts & Figures attempts to summarize current scientific information about cancer. Except when specified, it does not represent the official policy of theAmerican Cancer Society. Datasource:AmericanCancerSociety.CancerFacts&Figures2014.Atlanta:American CancerSociety;2014. 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. 99 Route 37, West Toms River, NJ 08755 732-557-3120
  3. 3. 2014 New Cancer Cases Approximately 1,665,540 new cancer cases are expected to be diagnosed in 2014 (does not include carcinoma in situ or non-invasive cancer of any site except urinary bladder, nor does it include basal cell or squamous skin cancers.) Estimated new cancer cases in New Jersey for 2014: 51,130 99 Route 37, West Toms River, NJ 08755 732-557-3120
  4. 4. Prostate Cancer •  Estimated new cases of prostate cancer: 233,000 •  Estimated new cases of prostate cancer in New Jersey: 7,320 •  Symptoms: Early prostate cancer usually has no symptoms. With more advanced disease, men may experience weak/interrupted urine flow, the inability to urinate, frequent urination, blood in the urine, painful or burning urination. •  Risk Factors: Increasing age, family history of the disease, certain inherited genetic conditions. About 60% of all prostate cancer cases are diagnosed in men 65 years of age and older; 97% occur in men 50 and older. •  Treatment Options: Varies depending on age, stage and grade of cancer. Possible treatments include surgery, stereotactic radiosurgery, external beam radiation or brachytherapy. 99 Route 37, West Toms River, NJ 08755 732-557-3120
  5. 5. CyberKnife® Overview CyberKnife stereotactic radiosurgery is a treatment option for cancerous and noncancerous lesions. This non-invasive treatment delivers high-dose radiation to tumors from different angles adjusting for tumor and patient movement (breathing) during treatment. Traditional radiation treatments are unable to deliver high dose radiation without exposing a large margin of surrounding tissue to the radiation. As a result, treatment often occurs over many sessions (up to 45 treatment days) using low doses of radiation. Conversely, CyberKnife uses its advanced tracking system to target tumors from multiple angles and deliver high doses of radiation over a shorter course of time, specifically no more than five treatment sessions. Utilizing this approach, healthy tissues are minimally exposed to the radiation resulting in few to no side effects and return to normal activities right after treatment. 99 Route 37, West Toms River, NJ 08755 732-557-3120
  6. 6. Additional Resources American Cancer Society, New York and New Jersey Prostate Cancer Foundation 99 Route 37, West Toms River, NJ 08755 732-557-3120
  7. 7. Our Center Opened in 2011, New Jersey CyberKnife at the J. Phillip Citta Regional Cancer Center combines experienced physicians and the latest medical advances. Our state-of-the-art technology offers hope to patients in New Jersey and beyond. Medical Director Dr. David D’Ambrosio specializes in advanced radiation treatment and therapy options. His expertise includes intensity-modulated and stereotactic radiation therapies, including CyberKnife radiosurgery, head and neck cancer, prostate cancer and lung cancer. He has also published several peer-reviewed research papers on prostate cancer and lung cancer. Our center provides the only CyberKnife technology in Ocean County New Jersey. If you or a loved one is diagnosed with prostate cancer, contact New Jersey CyberKnife to schedule a consultation with our physicians to determine the best next step for your treatment needs. Medical Director: Dr. David D’Ambrosio Chairman of Radiation Oncology at Community Medical Center: Dr. Rajesh Lyer CyberKnife Nurse: Debbie Moriarty, RN, MSN, OCN Read Our Blog! Connect with us! 99 Route 37, West Toms River, NJ 08755 732-557-3120