Most men facing a prostate cancer diagnosis have a list of questions to ask about their treatment and their futures.
Topping the list of questions includes: Will they be cured? And how will the disease and the treatment affect their lifestyles?
The answers often depend on the stage of cancer, the type of treatment and the age of the patient, according to the American Cancer Society.
Prostate Cancer Treatment
The most common treatments doctors use are chemotherapy, radiation, surgery and hormone therapy to treat the disease, according to the Prostate Cancer Foundation.
Sometimes they even use a combination of therapies. It all depends on the type and stage of cancer.
Oftentimes for prostate cancers (stages I to III) that haven’t spread, doctors use what’s called risk groups based on biopsy, tumor growth and PSA levels to determine treatment options.
Age, overall health and personal preferences also come into play here. Doctors also look at the likelihood of recurrence and a man’s life expectancy.
Most stage IV cancers cannot be cured, but they are treatable. Treatment goals must include controlling cancer for as long as possible and improving quality of life.
Whether you have stage I or stage IV prostate cancer, doctors have many options at their disposal to treat and cure cancer.
In short, there is no one-size-fits-all answer when it comes to treating prostate cancer. That’s why it’s important to do your research, talk to your doctor and it’s always smart to get a second opinion.
If you are diagnosed with prostate cancer and your doctors recommend radiation, the CyberKnife Center of Miami can help.
“We want patients to know they have choices when it comes to treating prostate cancer. That’s very empowering,” says Dr. Mark Pomper, board-certified radiation oncologist and medical director at the CyberKnife Center of Miami. “We will sit down with any patient to explain their options and how CyberKnife Miami may be able to help them with their treatment. When you are looking for a center to treat your prostate cancer, you want to make sure your treating physicians are experts. That’s what we offer our patients. That’s the difference between CyberKnife Miami and other treatment centers in the area. Experts treating your cancer can make a big difference in your long term outcome.”
CyberKnife for Prostate Cancer Treatment Miami
CyberKnife is cutting-edge radiation technology known as stereotactic body radiation therapy or SBRT.
It can kill prostate tumors with precision while leaving the surrounding healthy tissue unharmed with fewer treatments, fewer side effects and most often no downtime.
Click here to listen to Dr. Mark Pomper describe the treatment plan for prostate cancer with CyberKnife.
Most patients tolerate CyberKnife very well, with cure rates of more than 98% for more than a decade.
CyberKnife Prostate Cancer Treatment Miami
At the CyberKnife Center of Miami, we have treated thousands of prostate cancer patients in the South Florida area with excellent results.
We were the first center to open in Florida and the 11th in the United States. Our experts even train other doctors how to use CyberKnife technology.
And when it comes to choosing a treatment center, you want to choose a center like CyberKnife Miami with a proven track record of success.
We treat patients from Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, and Monroe counties. Our staff is on hand to answer any of your questions.
We promise to make prostate cancer treatment as easy as possible for you so you can get on with your life and put prostate cancer behind you.
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.