No single treatment has proven best for all men with prostate cancer, so getting reliable and accurate information about all options is important.
Treatment choices include radiation – external beam or brachytherapy (seed implant) - or surgical removal of the prostate. Both can cure prostate cancer, but each has its own set of side effects that can greatly affect the patient and quality of life.
The Cancer Center provides radiation therapy and is the only center in the Northern Virginia area to offer innovative RapidArc™ radiation therapy. RapidArc is a major advance that improves dose conformity while significantly shortening treatment times. RapidArc delivers treatments two to eight times faster than our fastest dynamic treatments today while increasing precision. This is a winning combination that enables physicians to improve the standard of care and treat patients more effectively.
Take time to research your options and talk to trusted physicians, asking questions about the benefits and risks for various treatments.
For more information on options and the latest advances in prostate cancer treatment, contact The Cancer Center at (703) 753-4045.