Category: Other Treatments

How to Survive Prostate Cancer: All, Nothing at All, or Something In Between?

What’s the best way to deal with prostate cancer (PCa)? The obvious answer is, do something about it. For decades, “doing something” meant radical prostatectomy (RP). In other words, surgically remove it all. More recently, the pendulum has started swinging the other way in a surge toward active surveillance (AS). From 2010 to 2015, the keep reading

Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy: Quality of Life vs. Possible Risks

The evolution of prostate cancer (PCa) treatment often seems like a moving target. Suddenly there’s a revolutionary new treatment, or an exciting development in an existing one. Patients benefit from technological advances, gains in experience, and improved scientific knowledge—but even the most promising must survive the test of time, since unintended consequences can show up keep reading

The PIVOTAL Trial: The Safety of Aggressive Radiation for Prostate Cancer

Doctor and Patient - Sperling Prostate Center
Thanks to PSA screening and early detection, most prostate cancer (PCa) is diagnosed while it is still contained in the prostate gland. This implies favorable odds that any whole-gland treatment is potentially curative: radical prostatectomy, beam radiation, brachytherapy (seed implants), cryotherapy (freezing), or HIFU. For patients whose PCa exists as an unifocal disease—that is, an keep reading
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