ì	  PROSTATE	  CANCER	  TREATMENT	  OPTIONS	  495	  Cooper	  Road	  Suite	  125,	  Westerville,	  OH	  43081	  	  	  	  	...
PROSTATE	  CANCER	  OVERVIEW	  ì  The	  prostate	  is	  located	  in	  a	  man’s	  lower	  abdomen	  and	  controls	  the...
TREATING	  PROSTATE	  CANCER	  ì  The	  stage	  of	  the	  cancer	  	  ì  The	  patient’s	  age	  and	  health	  	  ì  ...
TREATMENT	  OPTIONS	  ì  Prostate	  cancer	  treatment	  options	  include:	  ì  Watchful	  Waiting	  ì  Surgery	  ì  ...
WATCHFUL	  WAITINGì  The	  concept	  of	  watchful	  waiEng	  has	  emerged	  as	  a	  viable	  opEon	  for	  men	  who	 ...
SURGERY	  ì  Procedure	  &	  Recovery	  Time	  ì  Procedure	  lasts	  3	  –	  4	  hours	  ì  Requires	  general	  anest...
EXTERNAL-­‐BEAM	  RADIATION	  THERAPY	  ì  Procedure	  &	  Recovery	  Time	  ì  Approximately	  40	  daily	  radiaEon	  ...
BRACHYTHERAPY	  ì  Procedure	  &	  Recovery	  Time	  ì  One-­‐Eme	  procedure	  that	  requires	  paEents	  to	  remain	...
PROTON	  THERAPY	  ì  Procedure	  &	  Recovery	  Time	  ì  Treatment	  is	  usually	  delivered	  five	  days	  a	  week	...
STEREOTACTIC	  BODY	  RADIATION	  THERAPY	  ì  Procedure	  &	  Recovery	  Time	  ì  Five	  or	  fewer	  outpaEent	  sess...
CYBERKNIFE	  TREATMENT	  PROCESS	  The	  treatment	  process	  includes:	  ì  Consultation	  appointment	  ì  Pretreatme...
COLUMBUS	  CYBERKNIFE	  TESTIMONIAL	  “I	  met	  with	  Dr.	  Widman	  and	  felt	  a	  complete	  comfort	  level	  with	...
Our	  Center	  Opened	  in	  2010,	  Columbus	  CyberKnife	  has	  treated	  approximately	  140	  prostate	  cancer	  cas...
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Prostate Cancer Treatment Options

  1. 1. ì  PROSTATE  CANCER  TREATMENT  OPTIONS  495  Cooper  Road  Suite  125,  Westerville,  OH  43081                                              (614)  898-­‐8300                                  www.columbusck.com  
  2. 2. PROSTATE  CANCER  OVERVIEW  ì  The  prostate  is  located  in  a  man’s  lower  abdomen  and  controls  the  flow  of  urine  and  semen.  ì  Second  only  to  lung  cancer,  prostate  cancer  is  the  leading  cause  of  cancer  death  among  American  men.  ì  According  to  the  American  Cancer  Society,  an  esEmated  238,590  cases  of  prostate  cancer  will  occur  in  the  U.S.  during  2013.    495  Cooper  Road  Suite  125,  Westerville,  OH  43081                                              (614)  898-­‐8300                                  www.columbusck.com  
  3. 3. TREATING  PROSTATE  CANCER  ì  The  stage  of  the  cancer    ì  The  patient’s  age  and  health    ì  The  patient’s  Gleason  Score  —  This  determines  how  likely  it  is  that  a  tumor  will  spread  ì  Whether  the  cancer  is  recently  diagnosed  or  recurring    ì  The    patient’s  prostate-­‐specific  antigen  (PSA)  levels  —  PSA  is  a  substance  made  by  the  prostate  that  may  be  found  in  an  increased  amount  in  the  blood  of  men  who  have  prostate  cancer  Prostate  cancer  treatments  differ  primarily  in  technical  nature  and  potenEal  side  effects.      Treatment  options  can  depend  on  the  following:  495  Cooper  Road  Suite  125,  Westerville,  OH  43081                                              (614)  898-­‐8300                                  www.columbusck.com  
  4. 4. TREATMENT  OPTIONS  ì  Prostate  cancer  treatment  options  include:  ì  Watchful  Waiting  ì  Surgery  ì  External-­‐Beam  Radiation  Therapy  ì  Brachytherapy    ì  Proton  Therapy  ì  Stereotactic  Body  Radiation  Therapy  495  Cooper  Road  Suite  125,  Westerville,  OH  43081                                              (614)  898-­‐8300                                  www.columbusck.com  
  5. 5. WATCHFUL  WAITINGì  The  concept  of  watchful  waiEng  has  emerged  as  a  viable  opEon  for  men  who  decide  not  to  undergo  immediate  surgery  or  radiaEon  therapy.    495  Cooper  Road  Suite  125,  Westerville,  OH  43081                                              (614)  898-­‐8300                                  www.columbusck.com  
  6. 6. SURGERY  ì  Procedure  &  Recovery  Time  ì  Procedure  lasts  3  –  4  hours  ì  Requires  general  anesthesia  and  a  three-­‐day  hospital  stay  ì  Recovery  usually  requires  a  few  weeks  at  home    ì  Potential  side  effects  ì  Urinary  incontinence  ì  Erectile  dysfunction  Radical  Retropubic  Prostatectomy:  Surgery  in  which  the  prostate  gland  is  removed  and  that  may  include  biopsies  of  nearby  lymph  nodes.  495  Cooper  Road  Suite  125,  Westerville,  OH  43081                                              (614)  898-­‐8300                                  www.columbusck.com  
  7. 7. EXTERNAL-­‐BEAM  RADIATION  THERAPY  ì  Procedure  &  Recovery  Time  ì  Approximately  40  daily  radiaEon  treatments  over  a  period  of  seven  to  eight  weeks  ì  Treatment  takes  approximately  15  minutes  ì  Outpatient  procedure  that  allows  most  patients  to  return  to  their  normal  routine    ì  Potential  side  effects  ì  Temporary  rectal  and  urinary  irritation  ì  Erectile  dysfunction  ì  Lacks  the  ability  to  correct  for  movement  of  the  prostate  during  treatment,  resulting  in  possible  damage  to  healthy  tissue  surrounding  the  prostate  Intensity  Modulated  Radiation  Therapy  or  IMRT:  IMRT  targets  radiation  beams  to  the  location  of  the  patient’s  tumor.    495  Cooper  Road  Suite  125,  Westerville,  OH  43081                                              (614)  898-­‐8300                                  www.columbusck.com  
  8. 8. BRACHYTHERAPY  ì  Procedure  &  Recovery  Time  ì  One-­‐Eme  procedure  that  requires  paEents  to  remain  in  the  hospital  for  several  hours    ì  PaEents  are  usually  allowed  to  return  home  on  the  same  day    ì  Potential  side  effects  ì  Erectile  dysfunction  ì  Urinary  irritation,  frequency  and  obstruction  ì  Rectal  injury  Brachytherapy:  Small  radioactive  seeds  are  implanted  within  the  prostate  gland  and  give  off  radiation  to  the  immediate  surrounding  area  over  the  course  of  several  months.  After  a  year,  the  radioactive  material  degrades,  and  the  seeds  that  remain  are  harmless.    495  Cooper  Road  Suite  125,  Westerville,  OH  43081                                              (614)  898-­‐8300                                  www.columbusck.com  
  9. 9. PROTON  THERAPY  ì  Procedure  &  Recovery  Time  ì  Treatment  is  usually  delivered  five  days  a  week  for  approximately  eight  weeks  ì  PaEents  are  usually  able  to  return  to  their  normal  rouEne  aVer  treatment    ì  Potential  side  effects  ì  Few  to  no  side  effects  when  compared  to  traditional  radiation  therapy  Proton  Therapy:  Noninvasive  treatment  that  uses  a  particle  accelerator  to  deliver  a  focused  ray  of  proton  particles  that  destroy  cancer  cells.  495  Cooper  Road  Suite  125,  Westerville,  OH  43081                                              (614)  898-­‐8300                                  www.columbusck.com  
  10. 10. STEREOTACTIC  BODY  RADIATION  THERAPY  ì  Procedure  &  Recovery  Time  ì  Five  or  fewer  outpaEent  sessions  over  the  course  of  one  to  two  weeks  ì  Treatment  procedures  take  about  30-­‐90  minutes  ì  PaEents  are  usually  able  to  return  to  their  normal  rouEne  aVer  treatment  ì  Recovery  is  often  immediate      ì  Potential  side  effects  ì  Few  to  no  side  effects  when  compared  to  traditional  radiation  therapy      Stereotactic  Body  Radiation  Therapy:  Noninvasive  procedure  that  delivers  targeted  radiation  beams  to  the  prostate  without  incision  or  sedation  using  CyberKnife®  technology.  495  Cooper  Road  Suite  125,  Westerville,  OH  43081                                              (614)  898-­‐8300                                  www.columbusck.com  
  11. 11. CYBERKNIFE  TREATMENT  PROCESS  The  treatment  process  includes:  ì  Consultation  appointment  ì  Pretreatment  procedures  ì  CyberKnife  treatment  ì  Follow-­‐up  Prior  to  stereotactic  body  radiosurgery  treatment  with  CyberKnife,  small  tissue  markers  known  as  fiducials  are  implanted  in  the  prostate  to  help  the  CyberKnife  pinpoint  the  tumor  location  throughout  each  treatment,  so  the  radiation  beams  can  be  locked  on  the  tumor.      About  a  week  later,  patients  are  fitted  with  a  custom  body  mold  of  soft  material  that  they  lie  on  during  treatments.  The  fitting  process  is  painless.  495  Cooper  Road  Suite  125,  Westerville,  OH  43081                                              (614)  898-­‐8300                                  www.columbusck.com  
  12. 12. COLUMBUS  CYBERKNIFE  TESTIMONIAL  “I  met  with  Dr.  Widman  and  felt  a  complete  comfort  level  with  him.  I  don’t  think  anyone  reacts  without  some  apprehension  when  they  are  told  they  have  cancer,  but  I  couldn’t  have  had  a  be[er  experience.  Through  the  five  sessions,  I  didn’t  even  know  the  radiaEon  was  happening,  and  there  were  really  no  side  effects.  I  sent  an  email  to  about  80  of  my  contacts  stressing  the  fact  that  they  owe  it  to  their  fathers,  their  friends  or  themselves  to  look  into  CyberKnife  for  any  type  of  cancer  treatment.  Given  the  circumstances,  I  couldn’t  have  had  a  be[er  experience.  Every  single  person  I  spoke  to  at  the  center  treated  me  like  royalty  every  Eme  I  came  in.  I  would  1000  percent  recommend  it  and  I  already  have.”  -­‐  Jon  M.,  Columbus  CyberKnife  PaEent    
  13. 13. Our  Center  Opened  in  2010,  Columbus  CyberKnife  has  treated  approximately  140  prostate  cancer  cases,  about  30%  of  the  total  number  of  cases  treated  at  the  center.  If  you  or  a  loved  one  is  diagnosed  with  prostate  cancer,  contact  Columbus  CyberKnife  to  schedule  a  consultation  with  our  physicians  to  determine  the  best  next  step  for  your  treatment  needs.    Connect  With  Us  Medical  Director:  Dr.  Douglas  Widman    Radiation  Oncologist:  Dr.  Abhay  Gokhale    495  Cooper  Road  Suite  125,  Westerville,  OH  43081                                              (614)  898-­‐8300                                  www.columbusck.com  

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