Effective Prostate Cancer Treatment Available In Anchorage
Chances are, you won’t find discussions of prostate cancer among most groups of men. Although the disease claims more than 32,000 lives in the U.S. each year, it’s still one of the least talked about cancers. That’s unfortunate, because knowing the symptoms and treatments for prostate cancer could save a life. When diagnosed early, before the cancer spreads to other parts of the body, 99 percent of prostate cancer cases are treatable. One clinically-proven effective treatment available for prostate cancer is CyberKnife. In fact, it is the most recommended type of dedicated stereotactic body radiation therapy for low and intermediate risk prostate cases, because of its unique treatment process and accuracy.
Pinpoint Accuracy With CyberKnife
The CyberKnife radiosurgery system is a pain-free, non-invasive treatment available in Anchorage that beams high doses of radiation directly to your tumor with pinpoint accuracy – even in hard-to-reach areas of the prostate. The system combines a flexible robotic arm, sophisticated software, and real-time, continuous imaging to lock in on your tumor and deliver prescribed radiation doses to kill only the cancerous cells, leaving nearby tissue unharmed. It tracks the tiniest movement of your tumor, even as you breathe, to insure the radiation stays focused on only the cancerous cells. Limiting radiation exposure to healthy cells also prevents some of the short and long-term side effects common with conventional radiation treatments and surgery.
Unlike other methods of radiation delivery, CyberKnife’s pinpoint precision and constant real-time motion tracking tells the CyberKnife that it is always on target on the prostate.
CyberKnife Advantages For Prostate Cancer Treatment
Radiation exposure or possible damage through surgery to the bladder, urethra, rectum, or sensitive nerve bundles can result in serious consequences. Because of its tremendous accuracy, CyberKnife treatment leaves you with fewer side effects and less chance for complications such as incontinence and erectile dysfunction. CyberKnife is also more comfortable and less time-consuming than other treatment options. CyberKnife treatments for prostate cancer in Anchorage are usually given in one daily session for one to five days. Other radiation treatments can last daily for up to 45 days. And you can spend weeks recovering from surgery.
Contact your Alaska Prostate Cancer Center
Find out more about how CyberKnife can fit your needs for your prostate cancer treatment. Call the radiation oncology experts at Alaska CyberKnife, located in Anchorage inside Providence Cancer Center at (907) 312-2112 for a free phone consultation. They can discuss your individual diagnosis and various treatment options to give you hope in fighting your prostate cancer.