September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and New Jersey CyberKnife encourages men seeking prostate cancer treatment to educate themselves on the range of options available to treat the disease.
New Jersey CyberKnife: Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
Did you know? September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month99 Route 37 West Toms River, NJ 08755 (732) 557-3120 www.newjerseyck.com
Did you know? The American Cancer Society es8mates 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. 99 Route 37 West Toms River, NJ 08755 (732) 557-3120 www.newjerseyck.com
Did you know? CyberKnife can noninvasively treat prostate cancer in ﬁve or fewer treatment sessions. How it works: • CyberKnife 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 8ssue. • Prior to treatment, small metal :ssue markers known as ﬁducials are implanted in the prostate to help the CyberKnife pinpoint the tumor loca:on throughout each treatment, ensuring the radia8on beams delivered during treatment are always locked on the tumor. • Pa:ents are then scheduled for no more than ﬁve CyberKnife treatments. Each treatment takes about 60-‐ 90 minutes, and pa8ents can return to their normal rou8nes following each procedure. • In recent years, CyberKnife 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. 99 Route 37 West Toms River, NJ 08755 (732) 557-3120 www.newjerseyck.com
99 Route 37 West Toms River, NJ 08755 (732) 557-3120 www.newjerseyck.com
Our Center 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. Medical Director: Dr. David D’Ambrosio Chairman of Radiation Oncology at Community Medical Center: Dr. Rajesh Iyer CyberKnife Nurse Manager: Debbie Moriarty, RN, MSN, OCNOther Resources99 Route 37 West Toms River, NJ 08755 (732) 557-3120 www.newjerseyck.com