Prostate Cancer

Florida Urology Center, a state of the art facility is one of the only centers in the United States offering comprehensive radiation therapy for urologic cancers with patient centered care. That means from initial diagnosis to final treatment our team of caring, highly trained professionals are committed to placing your individual needs and your family first.

Radiation Technology

Major advancements are taking place in the medical community and radiation therapy is becoming less invasive, more precise, and with fewer side effects. Our physicians are on the cutting edge of new research providing specialized treatment for your medical condition. Florida Urology Center has the most knowledgeable staff with the best resources and equipment available.

Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
IMRT revolutionized the delivery of radiation therapy and for many patients it’s an ideal treatment. IMRT capitalizes on the basic concept of radiation therapy but takes it one step further, delivering the radiation to the specific areas at risk while significantly reducing the radiation dose to normal tissue.

How It Works
Intensity modulated radiation therapy uses computer controlled x-ray accelerators to shape radiation beams to closely approximate the shape of the tumor. The normal tissue is exposed to less radiation so the IMRT approach allows higher, more precise and effective radiation doses to safely be delivered to tumors with fewer side effects compared with conventional techniques. IMRT is a curative cancer treatment.

Advantages of IMRT
Increased chance of destroying cancer cells
Precise radiation distribution
Decreased radiation to normal sensitive surrounding tissue
Decreased chance of harming normal cells
Higher radiation dosage to cancer cells

Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)
IGRT, another treatment to direct radiation precisely to the tumor, uses images taken immediately before treatment. This reduces the risk of tumors shifting days before the procedure and spares surrounding tissue from radiation.

How it Works
IGRT inserts tiny pure gold markers into the prostate to provide visible landmarks for tumor location. Placing of the markers is fast and relatively painless. The heightened accuracy allows for a more precise radiation dose and a more targeted area for treatment of the tumor.

Advantages of IGRT
Increased chance of destroying cancer cells
Precise radiation distribution
Decreased radiation to normal sensitive surrounding tissue
Decreased chance of harming normal cells
Higher radiation dosage to cancer cells

Why Get Checked?

Prostate cancer is the third most common cause of cancer-related death in men. Most men do not realize the severity of this hazardous disease and think they are too busy to get checked out.

In a way, prostate cancer is the male equivalent of breast cancer, which plagues millions of women, but, unlike women, men pay little attention to the detecting its early signs. A little precaution today can go a long way tomorrow, and may even save your life. If you have a minute or two, take the time to learn more about this potential adversary.
It is crucial for men to pay attention to their health.

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