What You Need to Know About This Alternative Treatment for Prostate Cancer

by | Jan 28, 2021 | CyberKnife Treats Prostate Cancer

You have prostate cancer and you’re scared – very scared.  

You’re worried about a lifetime of urinary problems and sexual dysfunction.  Not to mention, you’re worried about dying from the disease.

It’s time to have an honest conversation with your doctor about treatment options. It’s time to do your own research and it’s time to be your own best advocate.

According to the Prostate Cancer Foundation, doctors have a wide range of treatments for prostate cancer including, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, surgery and radiation. 

Sometimes doctors use a combination of these modalities too. Treatment depends on the type and stage of cancer. 

If radiation is recommended, treatment with CyberKnife, an Alternative Form of Pinpointed Radiation Therapy, may be right for you.

Radiation Treatment for Prostate Cancer Using CyberKnife

CyberKnife is cutting-edge radiation technology also known as Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy or SBRT, according to the experts at the CyberKnife Center of Miami. It can kill prostate tumors with precision leaving the surrounding healthy tissue virtually unharmed.

While some experts typically turn to traditional radiation therapy for prostate cancer, CyberKnife offers an alternative treatment for prostate cancer, with few, if any side effects.

Alternative Prostate Cancer Treatment: How CyberKnife Works?

Firstly, you have to understand that CyberKnife is not a knife at all. It is a non-invasive, state-of-the-art form of radiation. It kills prostate cancer while reducing the risk of unwanted side effects caused by traditional treatments because of its accuracy.

The side effects of traditional treatments can be very scary, according to the Prostate Cancer Foundation.

Remember the prostate is close to several important structures. The cancer and the use of traditional cancer treatments can affect your lifestyle in a big way. They can interfere with urinary, bowel and sexual function.  

With CyberKnife, because of its precision, and targeting and destroying it destroys only the tumor, there are minimal side effects, which may include fatigue, urinary and rectal irritation. Medication can help minimize these and they usually go away in a few weeks.  

There is also a lower risk of toxicity with CyberKnife than with traditional radiation treatments.  

The radiation from CyberKnife stays focused on the tumor with less risk of radiating burning the anus or testicles. There is also a reduced risk of impotence and urinary incontinence. And Sexual function remains the same for most patients after treatment

Prostate Cancer Diagnosis: You’re Not Alone 

According to the American Cancer Society, currently one in nine men in the U.S. will face a prostate cancer diagnosis in his lifetime. 

It strikes older men, African-American and Hispanic men more often. Six in 10 cases are diagnosed in men older than 65. The average age of diagnosis is 66. 

But most men, who are diagnosed, will survive. In fact, more than 3.1 million men in the United States are alive today, thanks to early detection and better treatment options, like CyberKnife.

Prostate Cancer Treatment Near Me: CyberKnife Miami

For patients curious about what treatment will look like with CyberKnife, watch this time-lapse video showing treatment for prostate cancer at the CyberKnife Center of Miami.

Clinical experience shows most patients tolerate treatment with CyberKnife very well, with cure rates of more than 98% for more than a decade.

At the CyberKnife Center of Miami, we have successfully treated hundreds of prostate cancer patients with excellent results. Worldwide, hundreds of thousands more have been treated using CyberKnife technology with great success.

Our team is ready to partner with you throughout your cancer journey.  

If you would like to find out more about prostate cancer treatment with CyberKnife, call us at 305-279-2900 or go to our prostate cancer website now for more information. www.prostatecancertreatmentmiami.com