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June is!
99 Route 37 West Toms River, NJ 08755 (732) 557-3120 www.newjerseyck.com
June is dedicated to raising awareness and prevention of the
preventable health problems men face while encouraging
men to...
Men’s Health by the Numbers
33.9
Percentage of men
20 years and over
who are obese.
241,740Estimated new cases of
prostate...
The Top Health-Related Causes of Death in Males
Heart disease
Risk factors include high cholesterol, high blood pressure, ...
Prevention: Take Charge of Your Health
•  Make small changes every day to improve your diet and exercise:
Try biking to wo...
KnowYour Risks: The leading cancers in men
Lung Cancer
Prostate Cancer
Colon Cancer
Skin Cancer
Nine out of 10 lung cancer...
A Focus on Prostate Cancer
Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in men. Prostate cancer usually
grows...
Prostate Cancer Treatment: Take Charge of Your Diagnosis
Because prostate cancer is one of the leading causes of death in ...
How to Participate in Men’s Health Month
Wear Blue.
Organize a day with your coworkers, friends or family to wear
blue. Fi...
Our Center
Medical Director: Dr. David D’Ambrosio
Chairman of Radiation Oncology at Community Medical Center:
Dr. Rajesh I...
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  1. 1. June is! 99 Route 37 West Toms River, NJ 08755 (732) 557-3120 www.newjerseyck.com
  2. 2. 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. National Men’s Health Month 99 Route 37 West Toms River, NJ 08755 (732) 557-3120 www.newjerseyck.com
  3. 3. Men’s Health by the Numbers 33.9 Percentage of men 20 years and over who are obese. 241,740Estimated new cases of prostate cancer in 2012.48.1 Estimated million men who are pre-diabetic. 70 The percentage that men ages 18-44 are less likely to visit a physician as compared to women. 45The age when the risk of high blood pressure begins to climb in men. - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - American Heart Association - The American Cancer Society - U.S.Department of Health and Human Services - U.S.Department of Health and Human Services 99 Route 37 West Toms River, NJ 08755 (732) 557-3120 www.newjerseyck.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. 99 Route 37 West Toms River, NJ 08755 (732) 557-3120 www.newjerseyck.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. 99 Route 37 West Toms River, NJ 08755 (732) 557-3120 www.newjerseyck.com
  6. 6. KnowYour Risks: The leading cancers in men Lung Cancer Prostate Cancer Colon Cancer Skin Cancer Nine out of 10 lung cancer deaths are due to smoking.You can reduce your risk of lung cancer by avoiding cigarettes and secondhand smoke and testing your home for radon. Prostate cancer is the second-most common cancer in men. Prostate cancer risks vary and can include age, family history and other factors. This cancer is largely preventable through screening. Beginning at age 50, men should undergo routine screening. Screening tests for colorectal cancer can find precancerous polyps so they can be removed immediately. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Avoid skin cancer by protecting your skin with sunscreen, shade, sunglasses, hats, and sun-protective clothing. 99 Route 37 West Toms River, NJ 08755 (732) 557-3120 www.newjerseyck.com
  7. 7. A Focus on Prostate Cancer Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in men. Prostate cancer usually grows slowly and initially remains confined to the prostate gland. Risk Factors •  Age over 65: Age is the main risk factor for prostate cancer.The chance of getting prostate cancer increases as you get older. In the United States, most men with prostate cancer are over 65. •  Family history:Your risk is higher if your father, brother, or son had prostate cancer. •  Race: Prostate cancer is more common among black men than white or Hispanic/ Latino men. It's less common among Asian/ Pacific Islander and American Indian/Alaska Native men. Prostate Stats 2.5million men alive today have survived prostate cancer. 241,740New cases of prostate cancer expected in 2012. 67The average age at the time of a prostate cancer diagnosis. 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. From the American Cancer Society 99 Route 37 West Toms River, NJ 08755 (732) 557-3120 www.newjerseyck.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 implant small radioactive seeds guided by an ultrasound device, within the prostate gland that destroy tumors. External Beam Radiation Therapy: Patients receive a certain number of daily radiation treatments over a period of seven to eight weeks. Conventional Surgery: During surgery, the prostate gland is removed and may include biopsies of nearby lymph nodes. Stereotactic Radiosurgery: Delivers precisely targeted, high-dose radiation to the prostate without surgery or sedation.Treatment is completed within 5 sessions. 99 Route 37 West Toms River, NJ 08755 (732) 557-3120 www.newjerseyck.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. 99 Route 37 West Toms River, NJ 08755 (732) 557-3120 www.newjerseyck.com
  10. 10. Our Center Medical Director: Dr. David D’Ambrosio Chairman of Radiation Oncology at Community Medical Center: Dr. Rajesh Iyer CyberKnife Nurse Manager: Debbie Moriarty, RN, MSN, OCN Other Resources New Jersey CyberKnife at the J. Phillip Citta Regional Cancer Center opened in 2011. Prostate cancer is a frequently treated disease at our center. As an active participant in clinical research, members of the New Jersey CyberKnife team have published research focused on prostate cancer treatment. New Jersey CyberKnife offers the only CyberKnife technology in Ocean County. Our center is a service of Community Medical Center, an affiliate of Barnabas Health. 99 Route 37 West Toms River, NJ 08755 (732) 557-3120 www.newjerseyck.com
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