Reno CyberKnife honors 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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Reno CyberKnife honors Men's Health Month

  1. 1. June is! 645  North  Arlington  Ave  Suite  120  Reno,  NV  89503                  (775)  348-­‐9900      
  2. 2. 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. National Men’s Health Month 645  North  Arlington  Ave  Suite  120  Reno,  NV  89503                  (775)  348-­‐9900      
  3. 3. Men’s Health by the Numbers 33.9 Percentage of men 20 years and over who are obese. 241,740Estimated new cases of prostate cancer in 2012.48.1 Estimated million men who are pre-diabetic. 70 The percentage that men ages 18-44 are less likely to visit a physician as compared to women. 45The age when the risk of high blood pressure begins to climb in men. - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - American Heart Association - The American Cancer Society - U.S.Department of Health and Human Services - U.S.Department of Health and Human Services 645  North  Arlington  Ave  Suite  120  Reno,  NV  89503                  (775)  348-­‐9900      
  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. 645  North  Arlington  Ave  Suite  120  Reno,  NV  89503                  (775)  348-­‐9900      
  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. 645  North  Arlington  Ave  Suite  120  Reno,  NV  89503                  (775)  348-­‐9900      
  6. 6. KnowYour Risks: The leading cancers in men Lung Cancer Prostate Cancer Colon Cancer Skin Cancer Nine out of 10 lung cancer deaths are due to smoking.You can reduce your risk of lung cancer by avoiding cigarettes and secondhand smoke and testing your home for radon. Prostate cancer is the second-most common cancer in men. Prostate cancer risks vary and can include age, family history and other factors. This cancer is largely preventable through screening. Beginning at age 50, men should undergo routine screening. Screening tests for colorectal cancer can find precancerous polyps so they can be removed immediately. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Avoid skin cancer by protecting your skin with sunscreen, shade, sunglasses, hats, and sun-protective clothing. 645  North  Arlington  Ave  Suite  120  Reno,  NV  89503                  (775)  348-­‐9900      
  7. 7. A Focus on Prostate Cancer Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in men. Prostate cancer usually grows slowly and initially remains confined to the prostate gland. Risk Factors •  Age over 65: Age is the main risk factor for prostate cancer.The chance of getting prostate cancer increases as you get older. In the United States, most men with prostate cancer are over 65. •  Family history:Your risk is higher if your father, brother, or son had prostate cancer. •  Race: Prostate cancer is more common among black men than white or Hispanic/ Latino men. It's less common among Asian/ Pacific Islander and American Indian/Alaska Native men. Prostate Stats 2.5million men alive today have survived prostate cancer. 241,740New cases of prostate cancer expected in 2012. 67The average age at the time of a prostate cancer diagnosis. 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. From the American Cancer Society 645  North  Arlington  Ave  Suite  120  Reno,  NV  89503                  (775)  348-­‐9900      
  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. Find an overview of CyberKnife prostate treatment here. Brachytherapy: Doctors implant small radioactive seeds guided by an ultrasound device, within the prostate gland that destroy tumors. External Beam Radiation Therapy: Patients receive a certain number of daily radiation treatments over a period of seven to eight weeks. Conventional Surgery: During surgery, the prostate gland is removed and may include biopsies of nearby lymph nodes. Stereotactic Radiosurgery: Delivers precisely targeted, high-dose radiation to the prostate without surgery or sedation.Treatment is completed within 5 sessions. 645  North  Arlington  Ave  Suite  120  Reno,  NV  89503                  (775)  348-­‐9900      
  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. 645  North  Arlington  Ave  Suite  120  Reno,  NV  89503                  (775)  348-­‐9900      
  10. 10. Our Center Medical Director: Dr. Jonathan Tay Medical Physicist: David Chamberlain Other Resources Opened in 2008, Reno CyberKnife is a service of Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center and provides the only CyberKnife technology in northern Nevada. Dr. Jonathan Tay is the medical director of Reno CyberKnife. He is an active clinical investigator and has conducted research on prostate cancer and treatments for prostate cancer. Under his leadership, Reno CyberKnife has developed cancer clinical trials and implemented a variety of prostate cancer therapies. 645  North  Arlington  Ave  Suite  120  Reno,  NV  89503                  (775)  348-­‐9900