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September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

 
September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
Posted September 2nd, 2014 @ 1:25pm

(KFYI News) Getting your prostate checked may not be on your mind, especially with football season starting next week. But keeping up with annual exams is vital to your health. Dr. Sean Collins is with Georgetown University Medical Center.

"There are no early symptoms from prostate cancer - the symptoms only develop late," he said. "So, it's important to actually get your PSA (level) checked." He says how often is an individual decision. "It depends on whether you're in a high-risk group or a low-risk group."

Dr. Collins says there's a new treatment option if you do have prostate cancer. The CyberKnife delivers highly-targeted radiation in a shorter amount of time. It also cuts the number of treatments.

For more information on either prostate cancer or the CyberKnife, visit either of these websites:

American Cancer Society Prostate Cancer Information

CyberKnife treatment in Phoenix

 

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