Gentlemen let’s get a little personal and talk about the prostate gland, what it is, what it does and why you should pay attention to it.
First things first, the prostate gland is a small gland that’s part of your reproductive system. It helps to produce some of the fluid in semen that carries sperm from your testicles when you ejaculate. Clearly, this gland has an important role.
Now onto anatomy. The prostate sits below the bladder, in front of the rectum and surrounds the urethra, which is the tube that carries your urine from your bladder.
Typically, according to WebMD.com, the prostate is the size and shape of a walnut, but as you age it can grow. A 40-year-old man may have a prostate the size of an apricot. And in a 60-year-old man, the prostate might be the size of a lemon.
Men’s Prostate Health
As the prostate grows, the prostate can put pressure on the urethra and cause issues with urination.
In fact, you’re likely to not think about your prostate until you have a problem.
But the truth is, you should think about your prostate and its health long before a problem arises.
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine has this advice when it comes to men’s prostate health:
- Eat a well-balanced diet. Green leafy veggies are loaded with cancer-fighting antioxidants that also help keep your prostate healthy. But if you love to grill food, avoid charred meat. It can release a cancer-causing chemical compound.
- Get vitamin D from the sun but remember to use sunscreen when outdoors! Vitamin D can reduce your risk of prostate cancer.
- Know your prostate cancer risk factors. African American men, those of Scandinavian descent and anyone with a family history of prostate cancer is at an increased risk of developing prostate cancer.
- Get screened. Most men should start screen at age 55. But if you’re at a higher risk, start at age 40 or earlier, depending on what your doctor advises.
- Most importantly, don’t be embarrassed to talk to your doctor about prostate health or to see a urologist, who specializes in prostate health.
If doctors detect an irregularity and pathology confirms prostate cancer, you have treatment options. Treatment can include surgery, chemotherapy, drug therapies and radiation – or a combination of therapies.
CyberKnife Treatment for Prostate Cancer
The experts at the CyberKnife Center of Miami are here to help you make the right decision for your particular needs. CyberKnife Miami offers state-of-the-art radiation treatment for prostate cancer called Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy or SBRT.
Here are the Distinct Advantages:
- It’s noninvasive.
- No risks of infection and long periods of downtime like there is with surgery.
- CyberKnife’s treatments can be done in five therapy sessions over 10 days instead of 42 over three months with other types of radiation treatments.
- The CyberKnife radiation beams, which target and destroy the tumor, are exceedingly precise.
- There is less risk of side effects including impotence and incontinence.
CyberKnife has a 97-percent cure rate for prostate cancer.
“CyberKnife is an amazingly precise way to deliver radiation to the prostate,” says Dr. Mark Pomper, board-certified radiation oncologist and medical director of CyberKnife Miami on CyberKnife Miami’s YouTube Channel. “It’s not readily available in all places, but Miami is blessed to have the CyberKnife Center of Miami, which has an amazing amount of experience.”
CyberKnife Treatment Miami
In fact, since we are leaders in the CyberKnife field our experts help train others around the country.
At CyberKnife Miami, we have successfully treated hundreds of prostate cancer patients from across the country, internationally, and right here in South Florida with excellent results.
If you are diagnosed with prostate cancer, call CyberKnife Miami for a consultation.
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.