PROTON THERAPY CENTER - Prostate Treatment

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Prostate Treatment

SPEEDY, PAINLESS TREATMENT Solve your problem today with proton therapy!

We can successfully treat you, but you must decide for yourself. It is not only about the treatment itself - you have all your life in your hands as well as the quality of your life after treatment. Proton therapy of prostate cancer is the number one choice today. Due to its physical qualities, it can target purely onto the tumour and avoid the healthy structures around it. It maximises the curability and minimises the risk of possible side effects. Proton therapy reduces the risk of impotence, incontinence, relapse and damage to bladder.

The most advanced method of irradiation is used for all types of tumours but particularly for prostate cancer treatment.

INDICATIONS SUITABLE FOR PROTON THERAPY:

  • Radical radiotherapy - localised or locally advanced prostate cancer.
  • Postoperative radiotherapy (adjuvant or salvage) - stage pT3a or higher, R1 resection, non-zero PSA after surgery (limit 0.2 ug / l), elevated PSA above 0.2 during post-operative follow-up

 

THE BENEFITS OF PROTON THERAPY ARE EVIDENT ALSO IN CASE OF COMBINED TREATMENT with hormon therapy which is recommended for some cases of intermediate and high risk carcinoma
PROTON THERAPY OFFERS THE LOWEST RISK of acute and long-term complications compared with the conventional methods or radiotherapy. PROTON THERAPY DELIVERS MAXIMUM THERAPEUTIC EFFECT with minimum side effects reducing radiation exposure to surrounding tissue by more than 50%.

Comparison of different ways of prostate cancer treatment
Proton therapy vs. common methods

 

Do you want to be cured and enjoy life to the full?

Or do you want to merely survive?
And sacrifice your quality of life?

Proton Therapy treatment:

Risks of other treatment methods:

  • 97% treated patients - without recurrence of their disease
  • Maintaining the quality of life – during the treatment and after you live as you are used to
  • Sex – maintaining potency, even after the treatment you are a healthy
  • Minimal side effects – a precise proton beam does not destroy healthy surrounding tissue
  • Minimal complications – no bladder or rectal bleeding
  • No need for nappies – no incontinence and loss of dignity
  • • 94% chance of maintaining sexual potency after treatment
    • 71% less radiation to the bladder
    • 83% less radiation to the rectum
  • Whole treatment time is cut to 14 days 
  • For early stages of prostate cancer, only 5 treatments
  • Outpatient treatment
  • Impotence - 50% of operated patients
  • Incontinence - 30% of operated patients
  • Recurrence of cancer - 30% of operated patients
  • Bladder bleeding - 20% of patients irradiated by conventional radiotherapy
  • Pain
  • Nausea
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Urinary complications
  • Life with restrictions
  • Hospitalisation

 

TAKE A LOOK AND DECIDE FOR YOURSELF! :

 

 

AMERICAN STUDY PROVING THE BENEFITS OF PROTON THERAPY:

Based on the new results from the U.S., approximately 97 percent of patients who received only an advanced form of radiation called proton therapy for prostate cancer report that they have not experienced a recurrence of their disease, according to a new survey of nearly 4,000 patients released today at the second annual National Proton Conference in Arlington, VA. Read more here.

THERE ARE OTHER WAYS OF TREATMENT BUT YOU SHOULD BE AWARE OF THEIR DISADVANTAGES: Standard Radiation Therapy - This encompasses all modern forms of radiotherapy (IMRT, three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy, CyberKnife®, RapidArc™ radiation, IGRT, and TomoTherapy®. In radiotherapy, cancer cells are destroyed with photon radiation. The treatment lasts for around eight weeks. During treatment, patients may suffer from fatigue and nausea. Other side effects of treatment include gastrointestinal disorders, urinary complications, and sexual dysfunction. Common side effects include damage to the rectum and a related risk of incontinence and impotence. Since 2006, it has been confirmed that, following standard radiation treatment, cancer returns in 11% of patients within eight years.

Radical Prostacteomy - This means surgical removal of the tumour and tissue around it. As there is a risk of damage to the nerves near the prostate, the operation requires maximum expertise. Most men remain hospitalised for two or three days after surgery. Short-term side effects include pain in the operated area, problems with urinary incontinence in 30% and sexual dysfunction in up to 50% patients. Following surgery, the disease recurs in up to 40% of men. Those have to undergo subsequent radiotherapy and face the risk of developing associated side effects.  

Brachytherapy – there remains a risk of side effects such as incontinence and bleeding.

The key to the appropriate treatment is the right information. Do not care about what is good for other, care about what is good for you. 


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Golden seeds are applied at Proton Therapy Center before the beginning of treatment.

GOLDEN SEEDS:

Tiny pellets, known as gold seeds (which are not radioactive), are implanted into the patient’s prostate for positioning purposes - so that the oncologist can see the prostate in an X-ray, which helps to make for a very targeted delivery of radiation. Before a patient begins radiation therapy, the oncologist maps out the cancerous area so he knows where to direct the radiation. In the past, physicians would give themselves about one and a half centimeters for a margin of error. Today, with the help of gold seeds, that margin of error is cut down to mere millimeters.