American Cancer Society Facts & Figures 2014


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San Diego Radiosurgery 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. If you or a loved one is diagnosed with cancer, contact San Diego Radiosurgery or (760) 739-3835 to hear from a representative.

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American Cancer Society Facts & Figures 2014

  1. 1. 2014 AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY FACTS & FIGURES 555 East Valley Parkway Escondido, CA 92025 760-739-2763
  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. 555 East Valley Parkway Escondido, CA 92025 760-739-2763
  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 California for 2014: 171,730 555 East Valley Parkway Escondido, CA 92025 760-739-2763
  4. 4. Prostate Cancer •  Estimated new cases of prostate cancer: 233,000 •  Estimated new cases prostate cancer in California: 23,010 •  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: Includes 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 (radioactive seed implants.) 555 East Valley Parkway Escondido, CA 92025 760-739-2763
  5. 5. Novalis Tx® Overview Novalis Tx treats patients through a process called stereotactic radiosurgery, a noninvasive method of treating tumors with high-dose radiation precisely aimed from different angles. Novalis Tx destroys cancerous and benign tumors with highly accurate radiation beams while minimizing damage to healthy tissue. By delivering high-dose radiation beams that match the shape of the tumor being treated, the Novalis Tx also significantly reduces treatment time. A typical session takes about 15 minutes, and treatment is completed within five sessions. Most patients go home right after treatment and immediately resume normal activities. 555 East Valley Parkway Escondido, CA 92025 760-739-2763
  6. 6. Additional Resources American Cancer Society, California Prostate Cancer Foundation 555 East Valley Parkway Escondido, CA 92025 760-739-2763
  7. 7. Our Center Under the leadership of Medical Director Dr. Brian Volpp, San Diego Radiosurgery has offered advanced cancer treatment from some of the region’s most experienced radiation oncologists and technicians since opening in 2008. If you or a loved one is diagnosed with prostate cancer, contact San Diego Radiosurgery to schedule a consultation with our physicians to determine the best next step for your treatment needs. San Diego Radiosurgery is a service of Palomar Health Downtown Campus, a member of Palomar Health. Medical Director: Dr. Brian Volpp Nurse: Cathy Blazek, RN, BSN Medical Physicist: Mark Young Read Our Blog Connect with us! 555 East Valley Parkway Escondido, CA 92025 760-739-2763