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Blog for a Cure: Influential Prostate Cancer Blogs

For diagnosed prostate cancer patients and families seeking information, the most powerful insights can come from those who have experienced the disease firsthand. Connecting with other patients or their families can provide a community for emotional support and a comfortable space to seek advice. Check out the blogs below for some of the most influential

Get Active: Supporting the Prostate Cancer Community

From support groups to events, prostate cancer patients and their families have numerous opportunities to support the cancer community locally and nationally. Here’s how you can support prostate cancer awareness and research efforts locally: Attend a local event: National organizations like the Prostate Cancer Foundation and Us Too give patients and their families networks for

Spotlight On: Prostate Cancer Foundation

The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) is a dynamic organization committed to funding cutting-edge prostate cancer research. Since 1993, the PCF has funded more than 1,600 programs at nearly 200 research facilities around the world. In 2012, the organization raised a record $47 million and expanded their research programs to China. Each year, the PCF partners

From the Doc: Benefits of CyberKnife for Prostate Cancer Patients

Find out how stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) with CyberKnife® can benefit prostate cancer patients. Below are some advantages from our medical director Dr. Douglas Rivera. What sets CyberKnife apart from other treatment options?CyberKnife offers patients a noninvasive treatment option that doesn’t impede on their lifestyle. CyberKnife can treat prostate cancer patients in five or

Prostate Cancer Series: Understanding the Treatment Process

Austin CyberKnife is committed to helping patients understand their diagnosis and the treatment process. The video below provides an overview of how CyberKnife® treats prostate cancer and the benefits of using this advanced technology. This post is part of a series dedicated to addressing one of the most important health issues facing men today. Check

Research Notes: High-dose Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy Effective, Quick for Localized Prostate Cancer

In a study presented at the 2012 annual meeting of the American Society of Radiation Oncology, researchers found that men with organ-confined prostate cancer can be treated successfully with stereotactic body radiation therapy. The five-year, multi-center study evaluated low-risk, intermediate-risk and high-risk patients for up to four years following treatment. At the five-year mark, the

Prostate Cancer Staging

In a previous post, we discussed a basic overview of cancer staging. Prostate cancer is staged using the TNM system, established by the American Joint Committee on Cancer. The system uses five factors to stage prostate cancer: 1. The size of the tumor or “T” 2. The presence of cancer in nearby lymph nodes or