September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month – do you know the facts?
It is the Most Common Cancer in Men
1 in 9 men will develop prostate cancer during his lifetime. This year, more than 191,000 men in the United States will be diagnosed with prostate cancer.
Survival Rates Can Be High
60% of prostate cancers are found in men over age 65, but most do not die from the disease. Nearly 3 million men diagnosed with prostate cancer are alive today.
It Doesn’t Always Need Treatment
Men whose prostate cancers are found early and are growing very slowly can be monitored with “active surveillance,” receiving treatment only if the cancer progresses.
PSA Testing Is a Personal Choice
There are different options for prostate screening as men age. Talk with your doctor about what form of prostate cancer screening is right for you.
White Plains Hospital provides the full range of services related to prostate cancer — from screening and diagnosis through treatment and survivorship. Our Center for Cancer Care brings together a multidisciplinary team of specialists to develop an individualized treatment plan, just for you.
Robotic surgery has revolutionized prostate cancer care, providing a magnified view of vital nerves and blood vessels and permitting prostate surgery through small incisions. Our radiation treatments use advanced technology.
To find a physician call 914-849-MyMD.