Quality Treatment for Prostate Cancer

Posted by CancerInformation on May 21st, 2014

Development of cancer in the prostate gland of the male reproductive system can be life threatening if it is not diagnosed and treated in the early stages. Patients of prostate cancer generally include senior age groups who need the best treatment for cure. Different types of treatments are available for prostate cancer, and the particular mode of treatment usually depends on the stage of the cancer.

Treatment for localized prostate cancer

If the cancer is still located only within the prostate, which is medically termed as localized prostate cancer or organ confined prostate cancer, they might suggest a prostatectomy, which will involve the removal of the whole prostate gland and surrounding tissue through surgery. The process is often followed by radiation in order to ensure a complete cure.

Treatment for locally advanced prostate cancer

When the prostate cancer has advanced locally and has spread from the prostate gland to the surrounding tissues, the stage is categorized as locally advanced prostate cancer. Radiation therapy, medication, followed by surgery can be the best treatment option in this case.

Treatment for advanced prostate cancer

When the cancer has spread from the prostate gland and has infected other parts of the body, the condition is marked as the advanced prostate cancer. It is also termed as metastatic prostate cancer. At this stage, the chance of recovery for the patient can be really poor. Strict dosage of radiation and high medication are usually suggested.

The importance of quality treatment                                    

In the treatment of prostate cancer, it is really important that the patient is provided with quality treatment from the very beginning. Localized and locally advanced prostate cancer is curable with the right kind of treatment, but improper treatment can give cancer more time to reach advanced stages. So while selecting a prostate cancer treatment clinic, be wise and choose only the best.

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Dr. Echt and his team at the Prostate Seed Institute offer the most highly sophisticated methods of radiation therapy available in the United States, equal to that found in major medical center and academic settings. These include prostate seed implantation, high dose radiation implants, and external beam radiation with image-guided and intensity-modulated (IGRT and IMRT) capabilities.

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