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San Diego Radiosurgery: Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

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September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and San Diego Radiosurgery encourages men seeking prostate cancer treatment to educate themselves on the range of options available to treat the …

September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and San Diego Radiosurgery encourages men seeking prostate cancer treatment to educate themselves on the range of options available to treat the disease.

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  • 1. Did you know? September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month555  East  Valley  Parkway  Escondido,  CA  92025                              (760)  739-­‐3835                            www.sdradiosurgery.com
  • 2. Did you know? The  American  Cancer  Society  esEmates  241,740  new  prostate   cancer  diagnoses  in  2012.   Quick  stats:     •  1  in  6  men  will  be  diagnosed  with  prostate   cancer  during  his  life:me.   •  Prostate  cancer  occurs  mainly  in  older   men.  Nearly  two  thirds  of  cases  are   diagnosed  in  men  aged  65  or  above,  and  it   is  rare  before  age  40.  The  average  age  at   the  :me  of  diagnosis  is  about  67.     •  More  than  2.5  million  men  in  the  United   States  who  have  been  diagnosed  with   prostate  cancer  at  some  point  are  s:ll  alive   today,  thanks  to  advancements  in   treatment.  555  East  Valley  Parkway  Escondido,  CA  92025                              (760)  739-­‐3835                            www.sdradiosurgery.com
  • 3. Did you know?Novalis  Tx  can  noninvasively  treat  prostate  cancer  in  five  or  fewer  treatment  sessions.   How  it  works:   •  Novalis  Tx  treats  prostate  cancer  with  a  procedure  called  stereotac:c  body   radia:on  therapy,  a  noninvasive  method  of  trea:ng  tumors  with  precisely   targeted  high-­‐dose  radia:on.  The  result  is  greatly  increased  accuracy  that   spares  healthy  Essue.       •  Prior  to  treatment,  some  pa:ents  may  require  small  metal  :ssue  markers   known  as  fiducials  implanted  in  the  prostate  to  help  the  Novalis  Tx   pinpoint  the  tumor  loca:on  throughout  each  treatment,  ensuring  the   radiaEon  beams  delivered  during  treatment  are  always  locked  on  the   tumor.     •  Pa:ents  are  then  scheduled  for  no  more  than  five  Novalis  Tx  treatments.   Each  treatment  takes  about  20  -­‐  30  minutes,  and  paEents  can  return  to   their  normal  rouEnes  following  each  procedure.   •  In  recent  years,  stereotac:c  body  radia:on  therapy  has  gained  awareness   among  prostate  cancer  pa:ents  in  par:cular.  Many  men  are  drawn  to  the   convenience  of  shorter  treatment  and  fewer  side  effects.    555  East  Valley  Parkway  Escondido,  CA  92025                              (760)  739-­‐3835                            www.sdradiosurgery.com
  • 4. 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. 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                            www.sdradiosurgery.com

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