What Happens During a Robotic Prostatectomy

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How does robotic prostatectomy work? Patients awaiting robotic prostatectomy likely have many questions about the procedure. What parts of the procedure are robotic, and what parts aren’t? Is the robot self-guided, or does a doctor control it? Dr. Richard Bevan-Thomas answers these questions and more in this video. Robotic prostatectomy is the most commonly used […]

Hangout on Air: Dr. Bevan-Thomas Explains Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer Patients

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What is active surveillance for prostate cancer? Active surveillance for prostate cancer is something most men are unaware of until they are diagnosed. But even then, the thought of simply monitoring prostate cancer and leaving it untreated for the time being can cause anxiety and hesitation. It’s for that reason, on April 16’s Hangout on […]

Who is a Candidate for Cryoablation for Prostate Cancer

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The process of cryoablation for prostate cancer explained. One of the many treatment options for prostate cancer is called “cryoablation.” Cryoablation for prostate cancer involves the controlled freezing of the prostate gland in order to destroy cancerous cells. This treatment does not discriminate from cancerous from non-cancerous cells. Healthy tissue will be destroyed as well. […]

What Makes a Good Candidate for Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer?

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Cases where active surveillance is a treatment option for prostate cancer. Some cancers are aggressive, and some are not. Men who have aggressive cancers generally need to have treatment right away. Those with less aggressive types may be good candidates for active surveillance. Some men never need treatment. Dr. Richard Bevan-Thomas discusses what is involved […]

Who is Considered a Candidate for Xofigo for Prostate Cancer?

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Xofigo for prostate cancer is used in special cases. Xofigo for prostate cancer is a relatively new treatment method for men with aggressive prostate cancer that has spread to the bones. Xofigo works by bonding with minerals in the bones to distribute radiation. It is injected directly into a vein on an ongoing basis. Xofigo […]

What Can a Patient Expect to Gain from Xofigo for Prostate Cancer?

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Dr. Simon Lam explains the benefits of Xofigo for prostate cancer. Xofigo for prostate cancer is a relatively new treatment method for men with aggressive prostate cancer that has spread to the bones. Xofigo works by bonding with minerals in the bones to distribute radiation. It is injected directly into a vein on an ongoing […]

How Do You Know if Xofigo for Prostate Cancer is Working?

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How doctors gauge the effectiveness of Xofigo for Prostate Cancer Xofigo for prostate cancer is a radiation treatment option for patients with aggressive cancer that has spread to the bones. These cases are generally where hormone reduction therapy has proven ineffective. In these cases, Xofigo is used as an option to slow the growth and […]

The Side Effects of Xofigo Treatment for Prostate Cancer

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What are the side effects of Xofigo treatment for prostate cancer? Xofigo treatment is used for symptomatic late-stage (metastatic) castration-resistant prostate cancer that has reached bones but not other organs. According to the FDA, Xofigo is aimed at male patients whose prostate cancer metastasized despite receiving medical or surgical interventions to reduce testosterone levels. Dr. […]

What is Xofigo for Prostate Cancer?

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Xofigo for prostate cancer explained. While many people are aware that radiation is a common form of prostate cancer, they are not aware just how advanced the options are. For more advanced forms of prostate cancer, radiation therapy offers a range of options to patients. Prostate cancer that is metastasizing, or spreading to other areas […]

Why is it Beneficial to Know the Biology of a Prostate Cancer Tumor?

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Why the biology of a prostate cancer tumor should be assessed. Not all prostate cancers are the same. Some are high-risk and aggressive, some can be monitored and controlled. The course of care that a patient will receive will be based on the aggressiveness of the tumor. Patients with low-risk cancer may not always be […]


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