Steps to Take After a Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

by | Sep 20, 2022 | CyberKnife Treatment For Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men after skin cancer. In fact, according to the American Society of Clinical Oncology, more than 260,000 American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year.

If you or your loved one is among those men, what you do from the moment you receive the diagnosis can help you beat the disease.


Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

After your diagnosis, it’s important to eat right, exercise and be mindful of your mental health, according to the Prostate Cancer Foundation.  

Perhaps even more important, find the treatment option that’s best for you. That means getting a second opinion and making sure you’re comfortable with your doctor and your treatment plan.

That’s where the experts at the CyberKnife Center of Miami can help. We help men with prostate cancer beat the disease with targeted radiation therapy and we get them back to living their normal lives faster – with few, if any, lasting side effects that are seen with traditional prostate cancer treatments.

While a patient’s overall health, age and the stage of the cancer play a role in deciding the best treatment for that individual, there is a reason more than 60,000 American men choose radiation therapy to treat prostate cancer each year, according to the Prostate Cancer Foundation.  

And there are greater reasons patients turn to CyberKnife, a highly targeted form of radiation known as stereotactic body radiation therapy or SBRT, instead of other forms of radiation.


CyberKnife Miami for Prostate Cancer

The medical team at CyberKnife Miami make up the region’s top experts when it comes to SBRT. We have one of the most experienced teams and have been doing it longer than anywhere else in Miami.

Our therapy uses high-tech, image-guided techniques to deliver large doses of radiation to the prostate while sparing the normal surrounding tissues. 

While CyberKnife delivers larger daily doses of radiation, don’t let that scare you. It just means treatment lasts only a few days as opposed to longer treatment courses with other forms of radiation. And it’s more powerful and precise with fewer side effects.

In this video, Dr. Mark Pomper, radiation oncologist and medical director of CyberKnife Miami explains how CyberKnife is improving the lives of prostate cancer patients. In fact, CyberKnife has a 98% cure rate for prostate cancer.


Benefits of CyberKnife for Prostate Cancer

The radiation from CyberKnife SBRT focuses on the prostate, reducing the risk of affecting nearby structures. According to Accuray, the maker of CyberKnife the benefits include:

  • Excellent long-term cancer control
  • Non-surgical
  • Non-invasive
  • Fewer treatments over a shorter time frame. (Five treatments over two weeks.)
  • Lower incidence of sexual, urinary and bowel function side effects
  • Patients continue normal activities during treatment


Side effects of CyberKnife may include tiredness and urinary and rectal irritation. Medication can help minimize these, and they usually go away in a few days or weeks.  


Joe’s Success Story

Joe, one of CyberKnife Miami’s patients, was diagnosed with prostate cancer after a routine exam, and he admits he feared treatment.

 “When I talked to other guys, I heard horror stories. Doctors took out their prostate or they had too much radiation and now they can’t hold their urine or get erections,” said Joe.

That’s why he opted for CyberKnife treatment.

“After talking to the cancer experts at CyberKnife Miami and learning about the CyberKnife, I knew I made the right decision,” said Joe. “I can’t believe anyone would choose anything else. It was so easy. I didn’t feel a thing during or after treatment. Most times, I just laid there, closed my eyes, and listened to the music.”

Joe said his treatments with CyberKnife were easy, and the best part was he had no long-term side effects.


Prostate Cancer Treatment Miami

If you are diagnosed with prostate cancer, call CyberKnife Miami for a consultation or for a second opinion.  

Your doctor may make a recommendation.  But a second opinion is every man’s right and responsibility.

CyberKnife Miami treats patients from across the country and right here at home in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, and Monroe counties.

Our goal is: To get you your life back – cancer free, safely, quickly, and effectively.

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.