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Prostate Cancer Treatment

Prostate cancer treatment options can be daunting to navigate. Your oncology staff will develop an individualized plan for you so you can make informed, confident decisions about your care.


Since prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in American men, it's also one of the most widely studied - with refined and varied treatment options. Our experts ensure that you understand the options available to you - even the most innovative available anywhere. Fortunately, the treatments to which you have access in the greater Dayton area are nationally competitive.




The treatments listed below are just one facet of the comprehensive services we provide each and every patient. No matter what combination of radiation, chemotherapy, surgery or other procedures you select with your physician, you can be certain you'll also receive the personalized educational, emotional, and spiritual support to feel confident moving forward.

In some cases, such as if the cancer is in a very early stage or the patient is facing other health issues, your physicians may elect to monitor the cancer without additional treatment. Some men can lead an uninterrupted, healthy life as long as symptoms stay absent and the cancer does not grow.

In radiation treatment, our oncologists use precisely targeted energy to kill cancer cells with minimal adverse effect on your healthy cells. External Beam Radiation Therapy (EBRT) targets an area from outside the body, while Brachytherapy consists of placing tiny implants that transmit radiation over time. Our latest technologies enhance these methods to maximize the effectiveness on cancerous tissue while protecting healthy tissue. Refer to RadiologyInfo.org for a full overview of these advanced technologies.

Removing the prostate (radical prostatectomy) may be viable on its own, or in conjunction with radiation and chemotherapy. Various advanced surgical methods, including robotic assisted surgery, may be appropriate for you depending on the tumor itself and your overall health and risk factors. Our surgeons have the knowledge and skill to provide the best possible chance of completely removing your tumor, and complementary radiation can help to prevent cancer recurrence.

Your prostate cancer treatment plan could potentially include one or more cutting-edge clinical trials, depending on study availability and alignment with your needs. Thanks to our partnership with the Dayton Clinical Oncology Program (DCOP) and nationally sponsored trials, we can offer state-of-the-art trials to our patients in greater Dayton. Call us at (855) 500-2873 to find out what trials are currently available.