San Diego Radiosurgery: Men's Health Month


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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.

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San Diego Radiosurgery: Men's Health Month

  1. 1. June is!555  East  Valley  Parkway  Escondido,  CA  92025                              (760)  739-­‐3835                  
  2. 2. National Men’s Health Month 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. 555  East  Valley  Parkway  Escondido,  CA  92025                              (760)  739-­‐3835                  
  3. 3. Men’s Health by the Numbers33.9 Percentage of men 241,740 20 years and over who are obese. - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Estimated new cases of 48.1 Estimatedmillion men who prostate cancer in 45are pre-diabetic. 2012. - The American Cancer Society- American Heart Association The percentage that men70 The age when the risk of high ages 18-44 are less likely to visit a physician as blood pressure begins to climb compared to women. in men. - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 555  East  Valley  Parkway  Escondido,  CA  92025                              (760)  739-­‐3835                  
  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. 555  East  Valley  Parkway  Escondido,  CA  92025                              (760)  739-­‐3835                  
  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. 555  East  Valley  Parkway  Escondido,  CA  92025                              (760)  739-­‐3835                  
  6. 6. Know Your Risks: The leading cancers in menLung CancerNine out of 10 lung cancer deaths are due to smoking. You can reduce your risk of lungcancer by avoiding cigarettes and secondhand smoke and testing your home for radon.Prostate CancerProstate cancer is the second-most common cancer in men. Prostate cancer risks vary andcan include age, family history and other factors.Colon CancerThis cancer is largely preventable through screening. Beginning at age 50, men shouldundergo routine screening. Screening tests for colorectal cancer can find precancerouspolyps so they can be removed immediately.Skin CancerSkin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Avoid skin cancer byprotecting your skin with sunscreen, shade, sunglasses, hats, and sun-protective clothing. 555  East  Valley  Parkway  Escondido,  CA  92025                              (760)  739-­‐3835                  
  7. 7. A Focus on Prostate CancerProstate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in men. Prostate cancer usuallygrows slowly and initially remains confined to the prostate gland.Risk Factors Prostate Stats•  Age over 65: Age is the main risk factor for prostate cancer. The chance of getting prostate cancer increases as you get older. In 2.5 million men alive today have survived prostate cancer. the United States, most men with prostate cancer are over 65. New cases of prostate cancer expected in 2012. 241,740•  Family history: Your risk is higher if your father, brother, or son had prostate cancer. 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.•  Race: Prostate cancer is more common among black men than white or Hispanic/ Latino men. Its less common among Asian/ Pacific Islander and American Indian/Alaska The average age at the time of a prostate cancer diagnosis. 67 Native men. From the American Cancer Society 555  East  Valley  Parkway  Escondido,  CA  92025                              (760)  739-­‐3835                  
  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. Brachytherapy: Doctors External Beam Radiation implant small radioactive Therapy: Patients receive a seeds guided by an certain number of daily ultrasound device, within the radiation treatments over a prostate gland that destroy period of seven to eight tumors. weeks. Conventional Surgery: Stereotactic Radiosurgery: During surgery, the prostate Delivers precisely targeted, gland is removed and may high-dose radiation to the include biopsies of nearby prostate without surgery or lymph nodes. sedation. Treatment is completed within 5 sessions. 555  East  Valley  Parkway  Escondido,  CA  92025                              (760)  739-­‐3835                  
  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. 555  East  Valley  Parkway  Escondido,  CA  92025                              (760)  739-­‐3835                  
  10. 10. Our Center Under the leadership of medical director Dr. Brian Volpp, San Diego Radiosurgery offers advanced cancer treatment by some of the region’s most experienced radiation oncologists and technicians since opening in 2008. Prostate cancer is a regularly treated disease at our center. Call or visit the website to learn more about prostate cancer treatment with the Novalis Tx. San Diego Radiosurgery is a service of Palomar Health Downtown Campus, a member of Palomar Health. Medical Director: Dr. Brian Volpp Radiation Oncologist: Dr. Lori Coleman Nurse: Cathy Blazek, RN, BSN Medical Physicist: Mark YoungOther Resources 555  East  Valley  Parkway  Escondido,  CA  92025                              (760)  739-­‐3835