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Prostate cancer is among the leading causes of cancer death among American men, second only to lung cancer. Learn more about prostate cancer and how San Diego Radiosurgery's noninvasive treatment may ...

Prostate cancer is among the leading causes of cancer death among American men, second only to lung cancer. Learn more about prostate cancer and how San Diego Radiosurgery's noninvasive treatment may work for you.

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    • 555  East  Valley  Parkway,  Escondido,  CA  92025                              (760)  739-­‐3835                            www.sdradiosurgery.com
    • A  prostate  cancer  diagnosis  can  be  scary.     Learn  more  about  prostate  cancer  and  how  we  can  help.     Please  note:  We  encourage  consumers  to  thoroughly  review  and  understand  all  treatment  op8ons.   The  informa8on  presented  here  is  not  all-­‐inclusive.  Rather,  it  represents  a  star8ng  point  to  learn   more  about  medical  condi8ons  and  treatment  op8ons.  There  is  no  subs,tute  for  consul,ng  a   medical  professional.  555  East  Valley  Parkway,  Escondido,  CA  92025                              (760)  739-­‐3835                            www.sdradiosurgery.com
    • 555  East  Valley  Parkway,  Escondido,  CA  92025                              (760)  739-­‐3835                            www.sdradiosurgery.com
    • About  Prostate  Cancer  The  prostate  is  a  walnut-­‐shaped  organ  in  a  man’s  lower  abdomen  that  controls  the  flow  of  urine  and  semen  through  the  penis.  Prostate  cancer  is  among  the  leading  causes  of  cancer  death  among  American  men,  second  only  to  lung  cancer.      Risk  factors:  There  is  no  single  cause  of  prostate  cancer,  though  there  are  several  known  risk  factors:    •  Age  –  Risks  generally  increase  for  older  men.  •  Race  –  African-­‐American  men  have  a  higher  risk  for   unknown  reasons.  •  NaMonality  –  Asian  men,  for  example,  have  a  lower   risk.  •  Diet  –  Red  meat  and  dairy  products  tend  to   increase  risk.  Several  studies  suggest  that  some   dietary  supplements  like  vitamin  E  and  lycopene   may  reduce  risk.  •  Lack  of  exercise  •  Family  history  of  prostate  cancer     555  East  Valley  Parkway,  Escondido,  CA  92025                              (760)  739-­‐3835                            www.sdradiosurgery.com
    • What  are  symptoms  of  prostate  cancer?  •  Early-­‐stage  prostate  cancer  usually  has  no  symptoms.  Older  men  may  experience  frequent  urinaHon,   though  it’s  likely  due  to  an  enlarged  prostate  in  a  condiHon  known  as  benign  prostaHc  hypertrophy,  or   BPH.  Pain  or  bleeding  is  not  commonly  associated  with  early  stages.    •  Prostate  cancer  is  suspected  if  men  have  an  elevated  level  of  a  substance  in  the  bloodstream  known   as  prostate  specific  anHgen  (PSA),  or  if  they  have  an  abnormality  like  a  nodule  found  during  a  digital   rectal  examinaHon.  A  prostate  cancer  diagnosis  is  confirmed,  however,  only  through  biopsy.    •  Urologists  usually  perform  biopsies  as  an  outpaHent  procedure.  An  ultrasound  probe  is  used  to  guide   a  needle  that  removes  10  to  12  small  Hssue  samples  from  different  parts  of  the  prostate  gland.   SomeHmes,  addiHonal  diagnosHc  tests  like  a  bone  scan,  CT  or  MRI  are  performed,  depending  on  the   specific  diagnosis.   555  East  Valley  Parkway,  Escondido,  CA  92025                              (760)  739-­‐3835                            www.sdradiosurgery.com
    • 555  East  Valley  Parkway,  Escondido,  CA  92025                              (760)  739-­‐3835                            www.sdradiosurgery.com
    • How  does  Novalis  Tx  treat  prostate  cancer?  Prior  to  stereotacHc  body  radiosurgery  treatment,  small  metal  Hssue  markers  known  as  fiducials  are  implanted  in  the  prostate  to  help  the  Novalis  Tx  pinpoint  the  tumor  locaHon  throughout  each  treatment,  so  the  radiaHon  beams  delivered  during  treatment  can  be  locked  on  the  tumor.    PaHents  are  then  scheduled  for  no  more  than  five  Novalis  Tx  treatments.  Each  treatment  takes  about  30  -­‐  40  minutes,  and  paHents  can  return  to  their  normal  rouHnes  following  each  procedure.    The  treatment  process  includes:  I.  ConsultaHon  appointment  II.  Pretreatment  procedures  III.  Novalis  Tx  treatment  IV.  Follow-­‐up   555  East  Valley  Parkway,  Escondido,  CA  92025                              (760)  739-­‐3835                            www.sdradiosurgery.com
    • ConsultaMon  and  Pretreatment  Procedures  San  Diego  Radiosurgery  physicians,  therapists  and  nurses  are  focused  on  your  individualized  treatment:    •  You  will  meet  a  San  Diego  Radiosurgery  radiaHon  oncologist  to  decide  if  Novalis  Tx  treatment   is  appropriate  for  your  diagnosis.      •  Your  treatment  team  will  decide  which  pretreatment  procedures  you  may  need  to  help   develop  your  treatment  plan.  These  could  include  a  CT  scan,  an  MRI,  laboratory  studies  or   Hssue  markers.      •  The  data  from  your  pretreatment  procedures  will  be  used  by  the  treatment  team  to   determine  the  exact  size,  shape  and  locaHon  of  your  tumor.  •  This  informaHon  will  indicate  the  size  of  the  area  being  treated  with  radiaHon,  the  radiaHon   dose  and  criHcal  structures  where  radiaHon  exposure  should  be  minimized.     555  East  Valley  Parkway,  Escondido,  CA  92025                              (760)  739-­‐3835                            www.sdradiosurgery.com
    • Novalis  Tx  Treatment  Typically  treatment  is  completed  within  five  sessions.  On  the  day  of  your  treatment:      1.  During  Novalis  Tx  radiosurgery  sessions,  you   lie  on  a  treatment  table  while  the  machine   moves  –  without  touching  you  –  treaHng  all   areas  of  the  tumor.  2.  Novalis  Tx  shapes  the  radiaHon  beams  it   delivers  to  match  the  shape  of  the  tumor.   The  cumulaHve  dose  of  radiaHon  kills  tumor   cells  while  minimizing  exposure  to   FOR  YOUR  INFORMATION   surrounding  healthy  Hssue.     •  Treatment  procedures  take  about  30  –  40  minutes..     •  PaHents  are  asked  to  wear  comfortable  clothing  3.  PaHents  can  usually  return  to  their  normal   during  Novalis  Tx  treatments.  Jewelry  is  acceptable   unless  it  is  close  to  the  area  being  treated.   rouHnes  once  the  treatment  is  complete.   •  Feel  free  to  bring  an  iPod®  or  your  favorite  music   CDs  with  you  on  the  day  of  your  treatment,  and  we   will  play  them  for  you  during  the  procedure.   555  East  Valley  Parkway,  Escondido,  CA  92025                              (760)  739-­‐3835                            www.sdradiosurgery.com
    • AddiMonal  Resources  555  East  Valley  Parkway,  Escondido,  CA  92025                              (760)  739-­‐3835                            www.sdradiosurgery.com
    • 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  radiaHon  oncologists  and  technicians  since  opening  in  2008.  Call  us  or  visit  our  website  to  learn  more  about  prostate  cancer  treatment  with  Novalis  Tx.  San  Diego  Radiosurgery  is  a  service  of  Palomar  Health  Downtown  Campus,  a  member  of  Palomar  Health.   Medical  Director:  Dr.  Brian  Volpp   Connect  with  us       Nurse:  Cathy  Blazek,  RN,  BSN     Medical  Physicist:  Mark  Young      555  East  Valley  Parkway,  Escondido,  CA  92025                              (760)  739-­‐3835                            www.sdradiosurgery.com