Dancing With the Stars judge Len Goodman‘s cause of death has finally been revealed five months after he passed away.
According to his death certificate, the British ex-ballroom dancer died after prostate cancer had spread to his bones, which is also known as metastatic prostate cancer.
Goodman died in a hospice in Tunbridge Wells, England, in April this year, surrounded by family. He was 78. He is survived by wife Sue Barrett and son James.
The star had a cancerous tumor on his prostate gland removed in 2009, and then skin cancer removed from his forehead in 2019.
He announced his retirement from DWTS in November 2022, just five months before his death. He had kept his health issues secret from fans.
“It has been a huge pleasure to be part of such a wonderful show, but I’ve decided I want to spend more time with my grandchildren and my family.”
Goodman urged others to “get checked up every year” for cancer, adding that medicine is so good now that if you do get something, then hopefully they can catch it early and you have a good chance.”
Prostate Cancer Treatment in Miami, FL
CyberKnife is the most advanced radiosurgery technique available for Prostate Cancer Treatment and has a 98% success rate when the cancer is caught and treated early.
Using image-guided robotics, the CyberKnife can precisely and non-invasively dissolve tumors and other lesions with multiple beams of high-energy radiation, while sparing the normal healthy tissue surrounding the tumor or lesion. This revolutionary prostate cancer treatment has helped save many lives while maintaining patients’ quality of life.
The Benefits of CyberKnife for Prostate Cancer Treatment
The benefits of radiosurgery with the CyberKnife far outweigh any potential risks, which are minimal.
The name “CyberKnife” is a misnomer of sorts. Why? Because it’s not a knife at all, and there’s absolutely no cutting involved. In fact, CyberKnife is a painless radiation treatment that may be an alternative to open surgery in many cases.
Painless With Few to No Side Effects
You can resume your normal activities immediately following treatment. Some patients may experience minimal general side effects, such as fatigue, nausea or headaches but those often go away within the first week or two after treatment.
Cost-Effective and Quick Prostate Cancer Treatment
Prostate cancer treatment with CyberKnife is performed on an outpatient basis and does not require hospitalization or anesthesia. Each treatment typically lasts only 30 to 90 minutes.
Fewer Prostate Cancer Treatments Than Standard Radiation
Thanks to its remarkable clinical accuracy, the CyberKnife treats prostate cancer in 5 treatments over 10 days, unlike the low doses of conventional radiation therapy that require 40-45 treatments over the course of 2-to-3 months.
Precise Prostate Cancer Treatment
Cyberknife uses missile-guided radiation technology to target tumors with pinpoint accuracy, delivering radiation directly to the tumor, while leaving healthy surrounding tissue untouched. Because of this missile technology, CyberKnife can track the tumor even when a patient moves or breathes, all without the use of restrictive and uncomfortable immobilization devices.
Studies comparing the CyberKnife Radiosurgery to other modalities such as IMRT, LDR, HDR, Proton therapy and traditional surgery have shown that CyberKnife Radiosurgery is as effective in the treatment of prostate cancer, with only five treatments, and has fewer side effects than other modalities.
See our patient success stories on CyberKnife Miami’s website.
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