RECURRENT PROSTATE CANCER: PROSTATE CRYOTHERAPY IS A CURATIVE TREATMENT
If your PSA begins to rise after radiation therapy, intervening early is important.
Don’t Wait Until It Is Too Late.
Unlike hormonal therapy, cryotherapy is a CURATIVE TREATMENT for recurrent prostate cancer. Hormonal therapy is not curative and has many associated side effects.
According to a prostate cancer database (CapSURE), 63% of patients who underwent radiation therapy for prostate cancer saw a rise in their PSA (biochemical recurrence of prostate cancer). This is commonly referred to as radiation failure.
Most patients who fail radiation are put on hormonal therapy. Hormones ARE NOT a cure. They only delay the cancer from growing.
Hormones also have very well documented side effects, including but not limited to:
-Bone loss/Higher risk of fracture
-Reduced sex drive
-Possible cardiovascular side effects
-Possible effect on insulin/glucose regulation
-Possible effects on cognition
- Increase weight gain, specifically belly fat
The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has also issued a warning about the link between hormonal therapy, heart disease and diabetes in prostate cancer patients.
Cryotherapy performed on patients who have recurrent prostate cancer, having failed radiation therapy is referred to as salvage cryotherapy.
One of the benefits of cryotherapy is the lower number of side effects. Click here
Studies have shown that intervening early (before PSA reaches 10 ng/ml) is an important predictor of a successful treatment for recurrent prostate cancer. Don’t wait until it is too late!
Salvage cryotherapy is typically performed as an outpatient procedure and is covered by Medicare and most major insurance companies.
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