Prostate cancer is a form of cancer that develops in the prostate, a walnut-sized gland in the male reproductive system. All men are at risk of developing prostate cancer, however as men grow older, their risk for prostate cancer increases. In addition, family history, environmental influences, ethnicity, diet, viruses, and toxins also play a factor in developing the growth of prostate cancer cells.
At Hyde Park Cancer Center we treat prostate cancer in two ways – RapidArc radiation therapy and Brachytherapy prostate seed implant. Radiation therapy will target the prostate by using high-energy X-rays to target the prostate and any surrounding areas affected by cancer or areas at risk for cancer to spread. Brachytherapy treats cancer through the placement of radioactive seeds directly into or next to the target area. This allows a high dose of radiation to be delivered directly to the prostate without impacting healthy surrounding tissue. Please contact Hyde Park Cancer Center today to schedule your first visit.