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Prostate Cancer – Frequently Asked Questions

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Please contact us today at (714) 962-7100 for a free, phone consultation. We are here to help you by answering your questions and discussing treatment options. Our staff of highly-trained oncologists looks forward to working with you to provide an individualized treatment plan to meet your needs.

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There are no definite ways to prevent prostate cancer, but maintaining a healthy lifestyle with a healthy diet and exercise can help reduce the risk of getting the disease.

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Yes. The cure rate for prostate cancer is very high because almost all men are diagnosed in the early stages. Most men diagnosed in the early stages are disease-free after five, ten and 15 years.

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There are several different treatment options for prostate cancer, including surgery, radiation therapy, hormone therapy and chemotherapy. You also may treat prostate cancer with a combination of these, used in conjunction with each other or at different times, depending on how advanced the cancer is. Once you consult with your urologist, a radiation oncologist and a medical oncologist, you’ll be able to compile the most successful treatments available.

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After you are diagnosed with prostate cancer, contact Orange County CyberKnife and schedule your first consultation. We will meet with you to evaluate your specific situation and explain the various treatment types available to you. We are the only comprehensive radiation oncology center in Orange County to offer the most advanced CyberKnife, external beam radiation therapy, HDR brachytherapy and hyperthermia treatment options from one outpatient cancer center. No matter what treatment we are using, our radiation oncologists, physicists, and dosimetrists will work as a team to develop the most effective treatment plan for you.

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The CyberKnife treatments are offered as an outpatient service at Orange County Cyberknife, which is conveniently located in Fountain Valley, California, just off the 405 at the Brookhurst exit.

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Side effects of radiation therapy depend on the type. In most cases, patients who have the CyberKnife procedure have few noticeable side effects and are able to resume normal activities soon after treatments. With all radiation treatments there is a potential for: constipation, urinary retention or incontinence, blood in stool, injury to rectal or bladder wall, erectile dysfunction. Discuss your specific case with your Orange County CyberKnife radiation oncologist to make sure you fully understand any potential risks of your treatment.

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Orange County CyberKnife treatments for prostate cancer are approved with Medicare, and a preferred in-network provider with most HMO, IPA and Private Insurances. Our team will verify coverage with your insurance before any consultation or treatments begin.