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Better care. Fewer complications. Greater hope.

Each year, over 200,000 new cases of prostate cancer are reported, and approximately 30,000 men die from it. And far more men than necessary experience complications and side effects from their treatment. But there is hope... on both counts.

More effective treatments that are easier on patients.

Drs. Yashbir Mehta, Parvathy Kurup and Neil Mehta provide radiation treatment for prostate cancer more effectively and safely than ever before using today’s most advanced methods. Patients not only can avoid radical prostatectomy (scarring, infection risk, recovery time, discomfort, erectile dysfunction) but can also reduce the incidence of urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction with radiation.

Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT).

A state-of-the-art tool, IMRT prostate cancer radiation reatment modulates the shape and intensity of the radiation beam precisely to the tumor’s three-dimensional shape. The shape and location of the prostate are mapped with CT in our office in just a few minutes. Then, IMRT prostate cancer treatment uses that highly accurate image data to deliver doses to the tumor that are higher than conventional radiation treatment for prostate cancer while much lower to the bladder and rectum.

Therefore, curative doses are delivered without typical side effects like rectal bleeding and diarrhea. In fact, studies have shown that IMRT radiation therapy reduces complications from 10 percent to about 2 percent.

Cone Beam CT with Hexapod

This type of CT imaging allows us to see detailed 3D pictures of the patient's anatomy and the specific target site just before we deliver radiation therapy for prostate cancer. This is a huge advantage because the structures inside the body tend to move throughout the day. Being able to see them just prior to treatment increases the accuracy of treatment and decreases patient side-effects.

Calypso® System GPS for the Body

This treatment technology was approved by the FDA in 2006 and gives us enhanced radiation delivery guidance for prostate cancer treatment. Since its launch, the unique Calypso system has been adopted by many leading cancer institutions in the United States to improve prostate cancer radiation treatment.

B-mode acquisition & targeting (BAT).

Quite literally, the prostate is a moving target. Because of its tendency to shift position, patients are at risk of having healthy organs irradiated and damaged in repeat treatments. But using BAT, 3D ultrasound images pinpoint the location of the prostate before each treatment. Like with CT data, IMRT integrates BAT’s three-dimensional image data, then repositions its “center” on the prostate to irradiate the cancer precisely . . . every time.

High-energy linear accelerator.

Advanced Radiation Oncology Center’s high-energy linear accelerator is a machine that creates high-energy radiation to treat many different cancers, including prostate cancer. The machine uses electricity to form a stream of fast-moving photons and electrons that can be directed at cancerous tissue. This treatment has no pain and minimal controllable side effects. We welcome your inquiries and referrals.

 

We offer compassionate cancer care, innovative technology and hope when treating you in this journey. Our prostate cancer patients come to us from Lindenhurst, Antioch, Grayslake, Lake Villa, Gurnee and Waukegan in Lake County, IL. Call Advanced Radiation Oncology Center at 847-623-2114 or use our online Request an Appointment form today.