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Austin CyberKnife Medical Director Speaks at Us TOO Meeting

Douglas J. Rivera, M.D., Radiation Oncologist and Medical Director at Austin CyberKnife, recently spoke at the Williamson County Us TOO Prostate Cancer Support Group chapter meeting.

The meeting, which takes place on the second Thursday of every month, was held at 3 p.m. on April 11 at the Baylor Scott & White Clinic community room in Georgetown, Texas.

Dr. Rivera was a guest speaker at the event and lectured about radiation treatment options for patients with prostate cancer.  The men in attendance asked detailed questions, shared their personal experiences, and a few of Dr. Rivera’s former patients recounted their experiences with CyberKnife treatment for prostate cancer.  The meeting organizers commented on Dr. Rivera’s clinical knowledge, as well as his attentiveness to his patient’s needs.

Us TOO International is the largest non-profit prostate cancer education and support network in the world today.  Founded in 1990, their mission has been to serve as a resource for peer-to-peer prostate cancer support and educational materials provided at no charge to help men and their spouses/partners/families make informed decisions about prostate cancer detection, treatment options, and related side effects.

Us TOO has a network of hundreds of support groups and chapters.  Meetings are free of charge and open to newly diagnosed patients, patients currently undergoing treatment, prostate cancer survivors, their spouses/partners, family members, friends, and health care professionals interested in sharing information and learning more about prostate cancer.

Dr. Rivera, along with the other members of the radiation oncology team at Austin CyberKnife, uses a team approach in which the center’s medical experts collaborate to develop a customized treatment plan for each patient’s specific case.

For more information about Dr. Rivera, or any of the radiation oncologists at Austin CyberKnife, please click here.

Photo caption:  Dr. Rivera speaks at the Austin Us TOO monthly meeting.