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Prostate Cancer
Treatment Guide™

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Prostate Cancer
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Prostate Cancer
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Prostate Cancer
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Radiation
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Prostate Radiation Therapy

EBRT or electron beam radiation therapy aims external radiation at prostate cancer cells. Prostate Radiation
Therapy

EBRT or electron beam radiation therapy aims external radiation at prostate cancer cells.

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Using Radiation Therapy

IMRT and 3D-CRT are newer versions of EBRT and are non-invasive. Using Radiation Therapy

IMRT and 3D-CRT are newer versions of EBRT and are non-invasive.

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Radiation Treatment

Radiation therapy generally requires 5 treatments per week over 6-8 weeks. Radiation Treatment

Radiation therapy generally requires 5 treatments per week over 6-8 weeks.

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External Radiation Outcomes

Multiple long- and short-term studies indicate success rates over 85% especially when used with other therapies. External Radiation
Outcomes

Multiple long- and short-term studies indicate success rates over 85% especially when used with other therapies.

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Radiation
Side Effects

May include tiredness, diarrhea, skin irritation, upset stomach, frequent or burning urination, and proctitis. Radiation
Side Effects

May include tiredness, diarrhea, skin irritation, upset stomach, frequent or burning urination, and proctitis.

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Prostate News

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Videos

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Brachytherapy

Chemotherapy

Cryotherapy & Cryosurgery

Hormone
Therapy

Prostatectomy

Robotic Prostatectomy

Watchful
Waiting

Complementary
and
Alternative Medicine

High Intensity
Focused
Ultrasound (HIFU)

Emerging Technologies

 

Results of Treating Prostate Cancer with Image-guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)

“"Guided Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer Prevents Damage to Surrounding Organs”
Todd Scarbrough, M.D.; Joseph Y. Ting, Ph.D.; Laura Feja; Nanialei M. Golden, M.D.; and Chad A. Levitt, M.D. ScienceDaily. October 2007

It has been generally reported that 10 to 50 percent of men treated for prostate cancer have some level of rectal pain or complaints of other side effects after radiation. In this study, 231 study participants received intensity-modulated radiation and image-guided radiation therapies for prostate cancer and were tracked for 1.4 years. After receiving this highly targeted radiation therapy, nearly 98 percent of these participants had no long-term rectal damage and, of the potent men, 72 percent reported that they had maintained sexual activity post-treatment. Also, the combination radiation therapy caused no long-term urinary side effects.

 
 
 
 

 
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