Survival Rates of Other Prostate Cancer Treatment Methods
Treatment Options Offered Other Than ProstRcision and Radical Prostatectomy
There are many different treatment options available for prostate cancer. The list here shows ten other treatment methods that vary in how they are administered and their potential outcomes. Before selecting any of these treatment methods, you should carefully research the survival rate for prostate cancer. Other factors such as your personal goals and overall health can also play a critical role in deciding which treatment option is right for you. Your oncologist can provide additional information about which treatment option may be best for you based on specific details about your cancer diagnosis.
The Importance of Knowing Survival Rates for Prostate Cancer
Learning about the survival rates of any type of prostate cancer treatment is critical. Knowing this information can help you decide which treatment option is most appropriate for you.
The fundamental purpose for treatment is to cure you of your prostate cancer which means for you to have a zero PSA 10 years later. This is the gold standard PSA measurement for survival rates. So far, this standard is used to calculate survival rates by doctors only after Radical Prostatectomy and only after ProstRcision. When you ask your doctor about the survival rate of a prostate treatment recommendation, make sure you confirm that you’re referring to a zero PSA level 10 years following treatment.
Most Doctors Do Not Measure Survival Rates by the Gold Standard
When working with other doctors, you may become confused about the definition of a survival rate. This is a common point of confusion simply because some doctors speak a different language when it comes to the survival rate. It is critically important for you to understand that most doctors don’t consider the gold standard when measuring survival rates.
You cannot talk about survival rates or “cure” with a doctor if you do not know the definition. You must speak only of the chance of having zero PSA at 10 years. The refusal by doctors to use the gold standard PSA level is the basic reason for so much confusion about treatment for prostate cancer.
Of the more than 12 different treatment choices for prostate cancer, only two – ProstRcision and Radical Prostatectomy – have cure rates 10 years after treatment measured by zero PSA – the gold standard.
Proton Beam Radiation for Prostate Cancer: Survival Rate Data Available Using Zero PSA
It’s important to note that there are many treatments that simply don’t have survival rate data available despite the fact that they have been around for some time. Let’s take a look at one of those treatments.
Proton beam radiation for prostate cancer was started in 1991, and since then, several thousand men have been treated with proton beam for this disease. Although well over 20 years have passed since the first patient was treated, there has not been a single medical report published showing survival rates measured by the gold standard zero PSA 10 years after proton beam. Thus, there is no medical information published in peer-reviewed medical journals showing the survival rate of the proton beam. The lack of peer-reviewed 10 years published cure rates from proton beam using zero PSA as the gold standard for survival raises questions about the real results of proton beam radiation.
How ProstRcision Differs from Other Radiation Methods
When it comes to other treatment options, you may wonder how ProstRcision compares to other radiation treatment options available. The major difference between ProstRcision and other radiation methods boils down to irradiation synergy. None of these other methods mentioned here has a synergistic effect which is the key to how ProstRcision is so successful.
The primary difference between the treatments is that radiation is not given at the same time, so you do not have a synergistic effect. When the beam is given first, beam radiation is stopped before the seed implant so that they are given separately. HDR is a temporary implant that is removed before the subsequent beam radiation, so, again, they are given separately. This key difference is what sets it apart from other treatment options. It’s important to understand this so you can better distinguish between the different radiation treatment methods that may be available to you.