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    What Are the Treatment Options for Prostate Cancer?

    Last updated 1 year ago

    A prostate cancer diagnosis can leave a person wondering what to do next. Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center wants our patients to know that several cancer care options can maximize their chances for a healthy future. The key to pursuing a successful course of action is discussing your choices with a physician.

    da Vinci Prostatectomy
    Fast-growing prostate cancer may require the entire removal of the prostate gland. In the past, this procedure raised the risk of both urinary and erectile complications. With the da Vinci robotic surgery system, the chances of these postoperative complications are significantly reduced. The ability of this surgical system to remove the prostate gland with minute incisions and minimal disturbance to nearby structures and nerves allows cancer care experts to provide an unparalleled level of treatment to prostate cancer patients.

    Radiation Therapy
    In some cases, no invasive measures are needed to address prostate cancer. Depending on the location, size, and rate of growth of the cancer, doctors may recommend that patients undergo radiation therapy. Recent technological advances allow healthcare providers to administer radiation energy directly to the cancer site with little to no trauma to surrounding healthy tissues.

    Physician Observation
    What many prostate cancer patients may not realize is that sometimes the best treatment plan is no treatment at all. Some kinds of prostate cancer grow at extremely slow rates. Under some circumstances, the presence of prostate cancer may present no long-lasting risk to a patient’s overall health. In such cases, physician observation may be the ideal course of action. Before proceeding with this care option, patients should have a thorough discussion with their physician about what type of prostate cancer they have and why observation is the preferable method of treatment.

    Knowing your cancer care options is key to successfully managing and treating prostate cancer. Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center in Las Vegas would be happy to speak with any prostate cancer patient who wants to know more about his care choices. For more information on our prostate cancer treatment procedures, call (702) 880-2700.

    Men's Health Month: Tips to Help You or the Man in Your Life Stay Healthy for Life

    Last updated 1 year ago

    It’s natural to want your loved ones to be happy and healthy, and sometimes they may need some guidance. If you are or have a husband, father, brother, or son who is not as vigilant about his health as he needs to be, now is the time to help get on track. Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center recommends the following preventative measures for optimal health:

    Regular Blood Pressure Checks
    Though high blood pressure presents no discernable symptoms, it can severely impact a man’s cardiovascular health. That is why healthcare providers urge all adult men to undergo regular blood pressure screenings, which may take place during a routine examination. By diagnosing high blood pressure before it produces irrevocable damage to the circulatory system, a physician can administer appropriate treatment that prevents the possibility of serious complications such as heart attack or stroke.

    Monitors Weight
    If you or your loved one is overweight or obese, there is a heightened risk for several potentially life-threatening diseases. Studies have found that excessive weight can contribute to cancer, stroke, heart attack, and type 2 diabetes. Recognizing a weight problem is as easy as calculating one’s body mass index, or BMI. If you or the man in your life has a BMI that indicates obesity, discuss how to bring it down with diet, exercise, and even surgical weight loss.

    Undergo a Colonoscopy
    With early detection, colon cancer is highly treatable. To identify this disease at an early stage, it’s necessary to undergo a colonoscopy. A colonoscopy can identify the presence of potentially pre-cancerous polyps. If you or your loved one are 50 years old or older, encourage a colonoscopy as soon as possible.

    Did you know that June is Men’s Health Month? Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center provides exceptional preventative services for the wellbeing of our male patients. To schedule an appointment at our Las Vegas facility for a blood pressure screening or colonoscopy, call (702) 880-2700.

    Fascinating Pregnancy Facts [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Pregnancy is a time of dramatic change for expectant mothers. As your body prepares to bring another life into the world, you will experience many physical changes that you may not have expected, such as greatly increased circulation and an enhanced sense of smell. Most of these changes are normal, as your Las Vegas maternity hospital doctors and nurses can tell you. This infographic can help you understand some of the changes you’ll experience along with the development of your baby. You’ll also learn what to look for when choosing a maternity hospital, including private rooms for during and after delivery. Please share with other parents-to-be!

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    Lunch & Learn with Dr. Lee Wittenberg: Diabetes and the Lower Extremity

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Thursday, June 13
    11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Southern Hills Hospital Education Room/First Floor
    Lunch provided by Atria Sunlake
    Call 702.880.2700 to register at least 48 hours in advance of the date.

    Dr. Lee Wittenberg, a 3-year surgically trained podiatrist, is the newest addition to the Las Vegas podiatry community. He is board qualified in foot surgery and in reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery. He is trained in all elements of foot and ankle care, and has vast experience in:

    •          Diabetic wound care and limb salvage
    •          Conservative podiatric care
    •          Foot surgery
    •          Reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery.

    Please join Dr. Lee Wittenberg with Apache Foot and Ankle Specialists to learn about diabetic wound care and treatment options.

    A Quick Look at National Cancer Survivors Day

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Millions of Americans either have been diagnosed or know of someone with cancer. Many of these stories have triumphant endings, with individuals successfully beating their diagnoses and going on to enjoy long and cancer-free lives. National Cancer Survivors Day, which will be held on June 2, 2013, is a celebration to honor those who have so bravely fought this disease. This event also serves as a rallying cry for those who may be in the beginning stages of their fight against cancer. Events big and small will be going on simultaneously throughout the day on June 2, and the cancer care community encourages individuals to organize their own events and further the message that cancer can be stopped.

    Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center provides comprehensive cancer care for Las Vegas residents. For more information on our da Vinci prostatectomy and hysterectomy services, call (702) 880-2700. We also provide iTriage Symptom Checker assistance for our emergency room patients.

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