Prostate Cancer Patient Information at Winship Cancer Institute
No two prostates are alike, so at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, we don't treat them as if they were.
Each prostate cancer has its own characteristics, and every prostate is within a unique body with a specific age, fitness level and medical history.
Our healthcare teams come together from different cancer treatment areas, including:
External Beam Radiation Therapy
Choosing a Prostate Cancer Treatment
It is important to consider all the options when making a decision for prostate cancer treatment and discussing those options with the healthcare team.
Younger men tend to choose prostate cancer treatments offering the best chance for a cure such as a radical prostatectomy, brachytherapy and high-dose external radiation therapy.
Older patients with health problems and slow-growing cancers often treat prostate cancer as a chronic or long term disease and take a disease management approach with cryotherapy, hormone therapy or just watchful waiting.
Sometimes combinations of therapies like radiation therapy following surgery or external radiation following brachytherapy implants is the best way to go.
Everyone is unique, and prostate cancer treatment should always consider the individual.
Anyone giving treatment should have many options available and should be willing to discuss those options on an individual basis.
Prostate Cancer Questions and Appointments
Contact us for more information about our prostate cancer programs.