At the John Wayne Cancer Institute, we offer some of the most advanced treatment for prostate cancer. Our team includes a world-renowned surgeon who pioneered robotic-assisted surgery for prostate cancer.
You may receive more than one type of treatment, depending on several factors, including the grade of the tumor, where it is located and whether it has spread to other parts of your body. Before we set up a specific treatment plan for your prostate cancer, we will take the following into account:
- Your age, overall health and medical history
- The extent of the disease
- Your tolerance of specific medicines, procedures or therapies
- Expectations for the course of the disease
- Your opinion or preference
Your urologic oncologist may suggest active surveillance if your prostate cancer is in an early stage and growing slowly. Instead of immediate treatment, your doctor will check you regularly and perform tests to monitor your prostate cancer.
Our team will discuss the options available so that you can make the best treatment decision.
Introducing Focal One: Non-invasive Robotic-Assisted Treatment
Focal One is the world’s most advanced high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) technology. This technology is available for men diagnosed with localized prostate cancer.
With Focal One, our surgeons can locate the contours around the diseased tissue and destroy the tumor with high intensity ultrasound waves. This procedure reduces the risk of damaging healthy tissue and minimizes side effects. HIFU is customized for each patient, preserving your quality of life.
Hormone therapy blocks male hormones, which can cause prostate cancer to grow. This treatment is used in advanced prostate cancer, or in combination with surgery or radiation therapy. In some cases it includes surgery to remove the testicles, the body’s main source of testosterone.
Chemotherapy kills fast-growing cancer cells and may be used to treat advanced prostate cancer. It is usually administered intravenously.