Radiation Therapy Center in Pasadena, CA
At Pasadena CyberKnife Center, we believe that there’s hope in the fight against cancer no matter how dire things may seem. Our world-class team of radiation oncologists and cancer doctors works with patients to fight virtually every type and stage of cancer, and we proudly provide state-of-the-art CyberKnife treatment to offer our patients a nonsurgical, noninvasive option for cancer treatment. If you or someone you love is fighting cancer, we would love to help – and the first step to recovery is learning the answers to the most common questions about your condition.
Common Questions About Prostate Cancer
What is prostate cancer?
Prostate cancer refers to any cancerous growth or tumor that forms in the prostate, an organ that makes up part of the male reproductive system. Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers for men, and roughly 1 in 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point in life.
Should I get prostate cancer screenings?
For most men, regular preventive prostate cancer screenings are an important part of staying healthy. Everyone is different, but men over 50 should have a discussion with their doctor about how frequently they should get preventive screening.
What are the symptoms of prostate cancer?
Unfortunately, prostate cancer often produces no symptoms until it reaches an advanced stage and spreads to other parts of the body, which can make it difficult to catch early on. However, prostate cancer may produce any of the following symptoms:
- Burning or pain during urination
- Difficulty urinating
- Needing to urinate frequently or urgently
- Inability to urinate much
- A lump or lumps in the groin area
What causes prostate cancer?
The direct causes of prostate cancer aren’t well understood, but there are a number of risk factors that increase the likelihood of someone developing prostate cancer in their lifetime. Most of these risk factors are genetic and have to do with possessing certain inherited gene mutations, which can cause cells to grow out of control and form cancer.
What treatments are available for prostate cancer?
Every patient is different, and your treatment course will depend on your specific case and medical history. However, the main treatment options for prostate cancer include:
- Radiation therapy such as CyberKnife
- Targeted Therapy
Often, your doctor will recommend combining two or more of these treatments for the best overall result. At Pasadena CyberKnife Center, we strive to prioritize noninvasive solutions like CyberKnife – but only you and your doctor can decide on the ideal treatment course for your situation.
H2 Schedule a Consultation with Your Pasadena Radiation Therapy Center
Prostate cancer is incredibly common for men, and if you or someone you love has been diagnosed, we can help. Call us today at 626.768.1021 to learn more about the treatments we have to offer or schedule a consultation at our Pasadena cancer center. We’ll help you decide on a treatment plan that fits your lifestyle, overcome prostate cancer, and reclaim the healthy, normal life you deserve.