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SBRT significantly reduces radiation treatments for prostate cancer

Hospital news | Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The King's Daughters' Health Cancer Treatment Center in Madison is now offering SBRT (Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy), a new therapy for low and intermediate risk prostate cancer patients. The most notable benefit of SBRT for prostate cancer is fewer radiation treatments.

With SBRT, most prostate cancer patients complete radiation therapy in five (5) treatment sessions, given once per day for five days. Traditional prostate cancer treatments generally require 45 treatments, given once a day for 45 days (Monday-Friday). That's a difference of one week versus nine weeks of treatment. As every cancer patient is different, it's important to discuss your options with a qualified physician. Dr. William Porter is a Radiation Oncologist with the KDH Cancer Treatment Center who offers SBRT for appropriate prostate cancer patients.

To learn more, call the KDH Cancer Treatment Center at 812.801.0603.

SBRT uses advanced imaging and immobilization techniques to deliver a very precise, targeted dose of radiation to a cancerous tumor. The radiation is focused on the tumor within a millimeter of precision. This allows the delivery of very high doses of radiation to the tumor while minimizing unwanted radiation close to healthy tissue in the body.

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