Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer
The radiation oncologists at Fox Chase Cancer Center specialize in treating prostate cancer using the latest radiation therapies. Radiation therapy is often selected as primary treatment for both localized (cancer confined to the prostate) and locally advanced prostate cancer (cancer has spread within the region but has not reached the lymph nodes), depending on several key factors, including your stage of prostate cancer. Options for prostate cancer radiation therapy include:
- Adjuvant and Salvage Post-Prostatectomy Radiation Therapy
- External Bean Radiotherapy
- Hypfranctionated Radiation Therapy
Radiation therapy or radiotherapy uses high-energy X-rays (radiation) to destroy the prostate cancer cells. To minimize effects on surrounding tissues and organs like the bladder and rectum, our team of specialists will target the prostate very precisely. Their goal is to deliver high doses of radiation to the prostate while sparing the normal surrounding organs.