More than 60,000 American men choose radiation therapy to treat prostate cancer each year, according to the Prostate Cancer Foundation.
And there’s a reason for that – especially if you live in South Florida and choose to seek treatment from the experts at the CyberKnife Center of Miami.
That’s because when it comes to treating prostate cancer with radiation, our experts are some of the most experienced in Miami-Dade, Broward, Monroe and Palm Beach Counties and worldwide.
In fact, we treat patients from across the state, the country and even the world. Not only that but treating prostate cancer is something we do all day, every day. And because of our years of experience, we’re not afraid to take on difficult cases.
Most importantly, we understand our patients’ main goals: To have a treatment that will cure their prostate cancer with the fewest disruptions to their lives and the lowest risk of long-term issues. And we want to partner with you to make sure those goals are met. That’s what sets us apart.
The CyberKnife Advantage
CyberKnife uses a highly targeted form of radiation known as stereotactic body radiation therapy or SBRT instead of another form of radiation. With CyberKnife, treatment success rate is 98% for prostate cancer. It’s so successful because it kills tumors with targeted precision and accuracy while leaving healthy tissue unaffected.
According Accuray, the maker of CyberKnife, there are several other reasons a patient should consider prostate cancer treatment with CyberKnife.
- There is less risk of side effects including impotence and incontinence for patients.
- There are close to 100 peer-reviewed articles about CyberKnife.
- CyberKnife moves with the patient during treatment to make sure the tumor is the only thing targeted and hit.
- There are excellent 12-year disease-free survival rates in low-risk patients.
- This is an outpatient non-invasive procedure with no anesthesia.
- Treatment is done in five sessions instead of 42 or more with traditional radiation.
Prostate Cancer Miami Treatment
“CyberKnife has few side effects. It’s pinpoint radiation beams hit only the prostate, so we can give a much higher dose with a lot fewer treatments, leaving healthy surrounding tissue unharmed. There’s over 20 years of published studies to support it,” says Dr. Mark Pomper, board-certified radiation oncologist and medical director of CyberKnife Miami.
CyberKnife Miami: The Patient’s Perspective
“After watching my two brothers suffer tough side effects following prostate cancer surgery, I didn’t want to risk it happening to me,” says Antonio, a patient treated at the CyberKnife Center of Miami.
That’s why Anthony turned to CyberKnife.
“I chose non-invasive CyberKnife Radiation Therapy. I had five treatments over 10 days at the CyberKnife Center of Miami. The biggest surprise is how easy it was — easier than I even thought possible. I had no bad side effects and went right back to work after each session, which only took about 20 minutes each,” he explains.
“I had no impotency, no urination problems, no burns, no problems whatsoever,” says Charles, another satisfied CyberKnife Miami patient.
The American Cancer Society says one in nine American men will face a prostate cancer diagnosis in his lifetime.
If you were diagnosed with prostate cancer, call CyberKnife Miami for a consultation or for a second opinion.
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