Each year, close to 200,000 men in the U.S. are diagnosed with prostate cancer. Coming to terms with their condition, they have a choice as to the type and quality of treatment they will undergo.
Typically, their options are surgery, hormone therapy, chemotherapy, traditional radiation therapy, or a combination of these, depending on the extent of the. All of these options have varying degrees of effectiveness, possible complications and unpleasant side effects.
Specialized Radiation Therapy for Cancer
One option is called CyberKnife® which is an innovative form of radiosurgery that is quickly becoming the treatment of choice for prostate cancer. Despite its name, CyberKnife does not involve any knives or incisions. Rather, it’s a noninvasive technology known as stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), which is used to destroy tumors and lesions virtually anywhere in the body.
This is accomplished by delivering powerful doses of radiation with pinpoint accuracy which avoids affecting any surrounding healthy tissues or organs. By sending hundreds ofbeams toward the tumor, and the beams intersect only at the tumor – each beam does no damage to surrounding tissues.
As such, there is no anesthesia, no pain, little or no recovery time and minor, if any, side effects involved with CyberKnife treatment. It’s an effective alternative to traditional prostate cancer care that has revolutionized treatment for hundreds of thousands of patients worldwide, and it is available right here at the CyberKnife Center of .
Advanced Prostate Cancer Treatment in Miami
At the CyberKnife Center of Miami, we have successfully treated many prostate cancer patients with excellent results. Not only are we one of the most experienced CyberKnife facilities of its kind, but we were the first in the Southeastern U.S.
Prostate cancer treatment at the CyberKnife Center of Miami typically requires just five sessions, and they are usually done within 10 days. Compare that to the approximately 42necessary with standard radiation therapy.
Also, a clinical studies involving thousands of patients confirm CyberKnife’s effectiveness for prostate cancer. Research shows that 98% of men remained cancer-free for 10 years following this treatment.
Unlike traditional radiation therapy, CyberKnife has also been shown to be minimally harmful, producing low levels of toxicity. Notably, preservation of sexual function remains the same for most patients aftertreatment. The positive quality-of-life outcomes, low side effects, and short duration of treatment are especially encouraging for men who have prostate cancer and are considering their treatment options.
The CyberKnife Center of Miami Difference
Here at the CyberKnife Center of Miami, we are dedicated, compassionate healthcare providers who care about you and your loved ones. We understand what you are going through, and we are with you every step of the way throughout the treatment process, always available to answer any questions and address any concerns you might have. We are committed to helping our prostate cancer patients live long, healthy lives and maintain their quality of life while undergoing treatment and beyond.
To learn more about CyberKnife treatment for prostate cancer, contact the CyberKnife Center of Miami today at (800) 204-0455 or (305) 279-2900 to arrange a private consultation with one of our specialists. You can also use our to conveniently request a visit. We look forward to seeing you here.Cancer Treatments, CyberKnife, Prostate Cancer