What is Real Men Wear Gowns?
10 News and Tampa Bay Radiation Oncology have partnered to help raise awareness for Prostate Cancer, emphasizing the importance of testing regularly for the disease. Our goal is to help encourage men in the Tampa Bay area to take action and get tested.
Who Should Be Screened?
Approximately 28,000 men die of prostate cancer annually. The American Cancer Society recommends testing starting at age 50 for average risk men. Of the 1.6 Million men in Tampa Bay, 48% are over the age of 50.
However, men who are considered high-risk should begin screening at age 45. Those at high risk include African-Americans and men with a first-degree relative (father, brother, son), diagnosed at an early age (younger than age 65).
Tampa Bay Radiation Oncology
Tampa Bay Radiation Oncology can help you and your loved ones get through a diagnosis of Prostate Cancer. Tampa Bay Radiation Oncology (TBRO) formed in 2003, is a locally owned and physician managed organization committed to providing experienced, state of the art cancer treatments in a caring and professional manner.
We practice in four free standing clinics, strategically located throughout the Tampa Bay Area to offer convenience to patients and state of the art planning capabilities offered at other major academic cancer centers across the country, so patients can receive their cancer care at home with support of family and friends.
If you are considering radiation therapy, you must first schedule a visit with one of our radiation oncologists to see if radiation therapy is right for you.
Please call 877-709-1225 for more information.
Ask the Doctor
Click here for a FAQ about prostate cancer, answered by Tampa Bay Radiation Oncology's certified doctors.
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