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Our Brachytherapy team shares the reasons why you should consider brachytherapy treatment when diagnosed with prostate cancer.
Our Brachytherapy team shares the common sides effects of brachytherapy treatment for prostate cancer.
Our Brachytherapy team shares what you should know about prostate cancer screening.
When it comes to prostate cancer treatment there are many different options for care. Did you know that roughly 25 percent of men who receive radiation treatment have a recurrence? A treatment called salvage prostate cryotherapy has become available to help treat prostate cancer reoccurrence. Salvage prostate cryotherapy can offer men a second chance as long as the cancer hasn’t spread beyond the prostate.
Your prostate is a walnut-sized, muscular gland located below your bladder, and is responsible for secreting prostate fluid which helps the flow of seminal fluid. As part of the male reproductive system, your prostate gland grows significantly during your teenage years, nearly doubling in size, and will continue to grow for the remainder of your life. In some cases, the prostate may become larger than average, a condition called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). An enlarged prostate gland can put pressure on your urinary tract and impair the flow of urine from your bladder. Other common signs of an enlarged prostate include:
Prostate cancer affects the prostate gland and may spread to surrounding structures. While most men with prostate cancer have no symptoms, physician can find prostate cancer during a regular checkup, using a combination of a blood test called a PSA and a digital rectal exam (DRE).
Referred to by many as robotic surgery for prostate cancer, or robotic prostatectomy, da Vinci Prostatectomy is more accurately a robot-assisted, minimally invasive surgery that is quickly becoming the preferred treatment for removal of the prostate following early diagnosis of prostate cancer. In fact, studies suggest that da Vinci Prostatectomy may be the most effective, least invasive prostate surgery performed today.