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It’s no secret that prostate cancer is the most common cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death among men in the United States. Prostate cancer disproportionately affects men over the age of 50 and African-American men over the age of 40. Many experts agree that early detection is the most important factor to […]

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Brachytherapy is a procedure that uses radioactive isotopes, also known as seeds, to emit ionizing radiation directly into a malignant tumor. It is a quick, one-time out-patient procedure, taking about an hour.  One of the benefits of this prostate cancer treatment is that there are typically minimal side effects.  The most common side effect after […]

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Fitness and Prostate Cancer Treatment Men with prostate cancer should be treated based on their health status, not their age, according to the International Society of Geriatric Oncology.  Updated guidelines suggest, “Elderly patients who are frail or who have multiple health conditions may not be able to handle aggressive cancer treatment, but aggressive treatment may be […]

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Chicago Prostate Cancer Center features one of the most effective prostate cancer treatments: LDR Brachytherapy. Over the past twenty years, technology has resulted in dramatic advancements in the precision of prostate brachytherapy. As a result, it has become very popular as a treatment option for patients diagnosed with stage prostate cancer. But what exactly is […]

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At Chicago Prostate Cancer Center, patients ask, “What is proton beam?” and “Why do I hear commercials so often for this treatment?” Proton beam therapy (PBT) centers have opened over the past several years.  In the United States, there are 28 sites and an additional 16 in the planning and development stage.  The cost to […]

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  Should men be worried if their PSA level increases even a year after receiving prostate cancer treatment with LDR Brachytherapy, or seed implant? While rising PSAs are concerning, these patients may be experiencing only a benign (non-cancerous) PSA bounce. What is PSA Bounce? Men typically expect a steady decrease in prostate specific antigen (PSA) […]

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September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and Chicago Prostate Cancer Center is encouraging men to spread awareness and take charge of their prostate health this month. Chicago Prostate Cancer Center has created a variety of different events to spread awareness for prostate cancer and seed implants at Chicago Prostate Cancer Center. Run & Walk […]

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More evidence that surgery may not be the best option for men with early-stage prostate cancer was published recently in the New England Journal of Medicine.  Prostate Cancer Intervention Versus Observation Trial (PIVOT), a study of men with tumors confined to the prostate gland, is an important 20-year study lead by the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs […]

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A large new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association demonstrated life-saving benefits of LDR brachytherapy—also known as seed implant—for men with high-grade prostate cancer. LDR brachytherapy treatment for men with high-grade prostate cancer Researchers at 12 specialty centers were led by Amar U. Kishan, M.D., University of California Los Angeles.  They […]

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A recent radio program highlighted how a Veterans Administration facility, located in Richmond, Virginia, successfully uses LDR brachytherapy (also known as seed implant) to treat vets with aggressive prostate cancer.  McGuire VA Medical Center is reaching out to veterans with prostate cancer from across the country. Brachytherapy: cost effective, successful treatment model Brachytherapy, a  minimally […]

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