Fight prostate cancer with innovative proton therapy treatment.
ABOUT PROSTATE CANCER TREATMENT
If you have prostate cancer, you are not alone - approximately 220,000 men are diagnosed in the United States each year. In fact, other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among men. However, it is also one of the most treatable, especially if detected early. Proton therapy best benefits patients with low, intermediate or high-risk prostate cancer or recurrence after surgery.
PROTON THERAPY HAS PROVEN CLINICAL RESULTS
Unlike X-ray radiation from traditional treatments like IMRT, TomoTherapy, and Cyberknife, protons can be stopped inside the tumor, which can lower the exposure to excess radiation to the bladder, rectum, and other healthy tissue. This reduces the risk of side effects such as erectile dysfunction and incontinence. The painless and noninvasive nature of proton therapy will allow you to continue on with an active lifestyle throughout treatment. Proton therapy also has a higher overall survival outcome compared to traditional radiation treatment in some instances.
THE TREATMENT PROCESS
Treatments occur every day and typically take only 20-30 minutes. While all prostate cancer patients are eligible for the 44 treatment protocol, we also have shorter protocols available for patients with low and intermediate risk disease. Patients with low or intermediate risk disease can potentially qualify for the 5 or 28 treatment protocol. Ultimately, a doctor will recommend the optimal treatment regimen for your specific diagnosis.
After I reviewed my options and spoke with friends who received prostate cancer treatment, I decided on proton therapy because it was the least invasive and had minimal side effects. I received proton therapy treatment at the Oklahoma Proton Center for two months and it didn’t interfere with my day-to-day life. I could still play with my grandkids, go on walks with my wife and do everything I did before prostate cancer. – Mike Bible, Prostate Cancer Survivor
Knowing that I could have treatments and not have potential side effects was a big deal. I can have my treatment at 8:00 and be back in the office by 8:30 and conduct a regular day. When you come in knowing you have cancer, it’s nice to have someone on the other side that says, ‘hey, we understand.’ There are great people here. -Richard Fransen, Prostate Cancer Survivor
Even though I know my cancer is gone, I continue to get support from the Oklahoma Proton Center. You never feel like you’re going through this alone. - Ken Lafayette, Prostate Cancer Survivor
Most common among older men, prostate cancer originates in the prostate gland and can spread if not treated.Learn more
Why We’re Different
With a state-of-the-art facility and an expert team of oncologists and therapists, we build personalized proton therapy treatment plans that best fit each cancer diagnosis.About us
Frequently Asked Questions
We’ve put together commonly asked questions about proton therapy, patient care and insurance options to ensure you have the answers you need.Get answers