What Are the Different Kinds of Prostate Cancer?

by | Jul 1, 2020 | CyberKnife For Prostate Cancer, Prostate Cancer Treatment Blogs, Types of Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer is the most common cancer among American men, followed by Skin Cancer. 

On average, 1 in 9 men will be diagnosed with some form of prostate cancer in their lifetime. While it usually develops in men over age 65, it can develop earlier, especially if it runs in the family. 

The prostate is about the size of a walnut, located below the bladder and in front of the rectum. It can grow larger as men grow older. 

It can also develop tumors that can be benign or serious, depending on the type of prostate cancer it is. Screening tests can identify the type of prostate cancers even before symptoms develop.

Types of Prostate Cancer

There are 3 types of prostate cancer that men can develop: Adenocarcinoma, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) and Prostatic Intraepithelial Neoplasia (PIN). Depending on the type of cancer and the stage of its development, doctors will determine what treatment options are recommended. 


Most men develop prostate cancer in the glands that produce prostate fluid, known as adenocarcinoma. More rare forms of cancer that develop in the prostate include small cell carcinoma, transitional cell carcinoma, and sarcoma. Other types of prostate cancer do not develop in the prostate, but can adversely affect it. 

Prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PIN)

A man’s prostate can develop abnormal non-cancerous growth. This is usually discovered in a biopsy. A PIN can be low-grade or high-grade. Low-grade PIN becomes more likely as men grow older. High-grade PIN patients may have cancer in other parts of their prostate. 

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) 

BPH is a common condition where the prostate grows larger as a man ages. This can cause the prostate to put pressure on the urethra, causing urination issues. While it may have symptoms similar to cancer, it is not linked to prostate cancer. 

Should You Wait To Get Treatment?

While some doctors tell patients they have the option to watch and wait, to hold off on treatment, that can be dangerous. Many cancers thought to be slow-growing turn out to be aggressive, which is why it’s often best to seek treatment right away and put an end to your worries.

The number one treatment choice for men with prostate cancer is CyberKnife. 

The CyberKnife is not a knife at all. CyberKnife radiation treatment is a non-invasive procedure that delivers high-intensity radiation with pinpoint accuracy. The system can target the tumor at multiple angles for optimal treatment. It requires no hospitalization, no anesthesia and no healing or downtime. 

With CyberKnife Stereotactic Body Radiation Treatment (SBRT), prostate cancer can be treated in as little as 5 treatment sessions over 10 days compared to 42 over several months with other types of radiation.

A recent study showed that 98% of patients remained cancer-free through 10 years and beyond. 

The Oncology Team at the CyberKnife Center of Miami is the most experienced at treating all kinds of cancers with CyberKnife technology in South Florida. We’ve successfully treated thousands of prostate cancer patients in various stages of cancer. 

Like most cancers, the earlier prostate cancer is caught the easier it is to treat and cure. Rather than allowing cancer to develop into a serious, possibly deadly disease, it can easily and quickly be eradicated with CyberKnife Radiation Therapy.

If you’re looking for safe and highly successful prostate cancer treatment in Miami call us to schedule an appointment 305-279-2900 and go to our website to learn more now www.prostatecancertreatmentmiami.com/