Treatments for prostate cancer
There are several different types of treatments available for prostate cancer. You and your doctor can decide which treatment is right for you.
Prostate seed implant
During the implant procedure, your doctor will place radioactive seeds of Palladium (Pd 103) directly into your prostate to kill cancer cells. The number of seeds depends on the size and aggressiveness of your cancer. Your doctor may also recommend additional external radiation therapy along with a seed implant.
We offer sophisticated radiation therapies that target tumors while sparing nearby healthy tissue. In some cases, radiation therapy provides cure rates comparable to radical prostatectomy.
For example, your doctor may recommend external beam radiation therapy (EBRT). EBRT uses precisely targeted high-energy radiation beams in small daily doses for six to eight weeks. Learn more about options for radiation therapy.
We also offer measures like the SpaceOAR Hydrogel system that provides additional protection to healthy tissue during radiation therapy, improving your comfort during treatment.
If your cancer is confined to the prostate and has not spread, a surgeon may perform a radical prostatectomy. This surgical procedure removes your entire prostate and surrounding tissue. Robotic-assisted surgery allows patients to have smaller incisions, less blood loss, less pain and a quicker recovery.
All cancer treatments have risks, and the risks of prostate cancer treatment may include impotence and incontinence.
If you’ve been diagnosed with prostate cancer, talk with your doctor about the best treatment options for you.