Prostate cancer occurs in the prostate gland, part of the male reproductive system. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer found in men and the leading cause of death from cancer in men over age 75. Most prostate cancers grow very slowly, but they can spread quickly.
Prostate cancer therapy involves a wide range of treatment options that currently include:
At Brigham and Women's Hospital, patients can receive the most effective prostate cancer therapy in a state-of-the-art facility.
In this video, Anthony D’Amico, MD, PhD, Chief, Genitourinary Radiation Oncology at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center, reviews prostate cancer risk categories and the appropriate prostate cancer therapy for each. Dr. D'Amico also discusses novel prostate cancer therapies that are being studied at Brigham and Women's Hospital, including diffusion weighted imaging and MRI guided biopsy.
Brigham and Women's Hospital is a world-renowned institution for cancer treatment and research, not only for prostate cancer therapy but also colorectal cancer treatment and many other cancer treatments.
Prostate cancer patients receive the highest quality care and have access to the most advanced prostate cancer therapy. The treatment team includes medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and urologists, as well as radiologists, nurse specialists, pathologists, palliative care specialists, social workers and dieticians. Patients receive expert diagnostic services and innovative treatment options that may include:
Brigham and Women's is renowned for its pioneering research as well as its innovative treatments for cancer. Patients may be eligible to participate in clinical trials that are testing the latest prostate cancer therapy options and helping physicians to better understand the disease.Learn more about Prostate Cancer Therapy at Brigham and Women's Hospital.
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