The short answer is yes, prostate cancer can be cured, when detected and treated early. The vast majority of prostate cancer cases (more than 90 percent) are discovered in the early stages, making the tumors more likely to respond to treatment.
Treatment doesn’t always have to mean surgery or chemotherapy, either.
Doctors may choose from a number of treatment options, including surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy, either brachytherapy (in which radiation is delivered internally by “seeds” or wires implanted in the affected areas) or external beam radiation therapy, such as CyberKnife.
Thanks to its pinpoint accuracy, CyberKnife is often the safest and most effective option for men with prostate cancer and has the same cure rate as a radical prostatectomy.
Not only is it non-invasive and pain free, there are fewer unpleasant side effects than with other treatment options — in fact, you may be able to avoid surgery or chemotherapy altogether by choosing CyberKnife.
The CyberKnife beams, which attack the tumor from hundreds of different angles, focus radiation on the tumor with pinpoint accuracy, therefore minimizing damage to the surrounding healthy tissue.
In South Florida cancer patients have access to CyberKnife technology at The CyberKnife Center of Miami where they can complete radiation therapy in a matter of days, rather than months required for traditional radiation therapy.
With CyberKnife therapy, most patients can expect to be cured of their cancer with just five CyberKnife treatment sessions, as opposed to 42 sessions with other types of radiation therapy.
After watching his two brothers suffer tough side effects following Prostate Cancer surgery, Antonio didn’t want to risk it & instead chose non-invasive CyberKnife for prostate cancer. Antonio had 5 treatments over 10 days at the Cyberknife Center of Miami. He had no bad side effects, such as incontinence or erectile dysfunction.
CyberKnife Miami’s Dr. Mark Pomper, a board certified radiation oncologist says CyberKnife, also known as Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) is the
#1 treatment choice for men with prostate cancer and the reasons are many and simple.
Call our center to start treatment at 305-279-2900 or fill out our easy form on-line to schedule your consultation and to learn about your treatment options with CyberKnife Miami.
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