According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in American men. Approximately 1 in 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. The ACS also predicts that over 8,300 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed in Pennsylvania this year alone.
If you, or a loved one, have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, please contact the physicians and staff at Cancer Treatment Center of Hazleton today. Our center has over thirty years of experience treating cancer patients in our community. Using radiation therapy, we treat prostate cancer painlessly and noninvasively. During treatment, high-energy X-rays are delivered to the prostate cancer safely and effectively. Side effects are usually minimal, and most patients return to their normal activities following each treatment.
We also want you to know that at Cancer Treatment Center of Hazleton, our highest priority is to keep all of our patients and staff protected, while not wavering on our commitment to providing patients with safe, high-quality, and comprehensive cancer treatment services. In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, our center is following all recommended guidance from public health authorities, including best practices for hygiene, infection control, and medical professional team health, as well as staying on top of the latest COVID-related guidelines, including those from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.
Another way we are working to support our current prostate cancer patients, their family members and caregivers is by establishing an online prostate cancer support group. We know that many patients are self-isolating at home and may want, or need, someone to talk with. Because of this, Cancer Treatment Center of Hazleton has created the Prostate Cancer Support Community, an online group for those who have prostate cancer, have survived prostate cancer, are supporting someone with prostate cancer, or have lost someone to prostate cancer.
The Prostate Cancer Support Community was created to help support men with cancer and their loved ones in a free, safe space. The goal of the group is to be a comfortable environment for men to talk with each other about the challenges of living with prostate cancer. Members of the group are encouraged to share their different journeys, discuss treatment options and their experiences, talk about the difficult emotions that come with being diagnosed with cancer, honor loved ones lost to cancer, and offer hope and encouragement to each other.
Before you make your final decision about your prostate cancer treatment, please know that Cancer Treatment Center at Hazleton is here for you. Whether it is to ask a question or get a second opinion, our center is open and ready to take care of you, just like we have taken care of generations of cancer patients in our community. For more information about how the Cancer Treatment Center at Hazleton treats prostate cancer using radiation therapy, or to ask us a question, please click here. To join the Prostate Cancer Support Community, please click here.