Prostate Cancer Treatment: Can Chemo & Surgery be Avoided When Treated with CyberKnife?

by | May 13, 2023 | Best Prostate Cancer Treatment, CyberKnife Treatment For Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer Alternative Treatment: Is the First Treatment Plan Really Best?Listen up gentlemen. If you are diagnosed with prostate cancer, in some cases you can absolutely avoid chemotherapy and surgery by opting for CyberKnife, an external form of radiation called stereotactic body radiation therapy or SBRT.

CyberKnife is at the forefront of radiation technology for prostate cancer, according to the experts at the CyberKnife Center of Miami. It can eliminate prostate cancer with precision leaving the surrounding healthy tissue alone.

CyberKnife has few side effects. Its 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 support,” says Dr. Mark Pomper, board-certified radiation oncologist and medical director at CyberKnife Miami.

CyberKnife for Prostate Cancer

CyberKnife alone can treat prostate cancer, especially if it is low grade and localized to the prostate. For these early prostate cancers, cure rates with radiation are about the same as men treated with a radical prostatectomy, which is surgery to remove the prostate gland, according to the American Cancer Society.

Surgery comes with long-term risks like incontinence and/or erectile disfunction.

CyberKnife treatments are completed in much less time than other forms of radiation, resulting in much less disruption to a patient’s life. Making it extremely convenient and important to most patients. In fact, instead of spending several months going through 42 or more radiation treatments with other types of radiation therapy, CyberKnife requires only 5 treatment sessions, done over a period of about 10 days. We can accomplish this because CyberKnife delivers a much a higher dose of radiation, but it is extremely pinpointed, targeting and hitting only the prostate.

The CyberKnife Results and Benefits

  • CyberKnife has a 98% cure rate for prostate cancer.
  • Its targeted beams destroy only the cancer cells, leaving surrounding tissue and vital organs unharmed, resulting in less risk of side effects including impotence and incontinence.

CyberKnife can also be used in combination with hormone therapy for cancers that have spread beyond the prostate.

CyberKnife Patient Success Story

CyberKnife has been used worldwide to successfully treat hundreds of thousands of prostate cancer patients.

“If your doctor tells you, it is not for you, go to a CyberKnife center and get a second opinion. It may not be the best treatment for you, but most of the time it is. CyberKnife is the most effective, safest, and quickest way to treat prostate cancer so you can put it behind you and get on with your life,” Dr. Pomper advises.

Just ask Don Kearns.

“The whole process was a piece of cake. I would lay down on the CyberKnife table for each forty-minute treatment, relax and listen to my special music play list. It is fascinating how a machine, which makes no noise, is so powerful,” Don says.

Don was diagnosed with prostate cancer in the early stage thanks to a PSA blood test and a subsequent biopsy when he was just 55 years old. While doctors recommended surgery, he chose to do his own research and found CyberKnife Miami.

“You must be your own patient advocate. The only person looking out for you, is you,” says Don.

“Don was a good candidate for CyberKnife because his cancer was contained in the prostate and had not spread,” says Dr. Pomper.

“My side effects were minimal. After my fifth and final treatment, I had a little fatigue and urinary urgency that lasted maybe a day. Nothing bad enough to stop me from working or doing anything. We would walk out of CyberKnife Miami and go to lunch while surgery patients I knew of were dealing with pain, bleeding, and learning how to urinate again,” says Don.

Prostate Cancer Treatment in Miami

CyberKnife Miami is one of the region’s top experts in Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT), which is the type of radiation we use to treat prostate cancer.

CyberKnife Miami has treated prostate cancer patients in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, and Monroe counties with excellent results. If you wish, we can put you in touch with patients we have treated so you can hear first-hand how it went for them and how they are doing now.

If you would like to consult with our cancer team to find out if you are a candidate for our non-invasive prostate cancer treatment with CyberKnife, call us at 305-279-2900 or go to our prostate cancer website now. There is a lot more information for you to read and videos to watch, which will give you a clear understanding of what we do and how.

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