Prince William Urology is pleased to offer the full range of treatment options for prostate cancer. Dr. Andrew Chung led the directive to bring the robotic surgery platform to Novant Prince William Hospital and Novant Haymarket Hospital. He has extensive experience in prostate cancer surgery since 2002, and continues to focus his energies on innovative technologies to advance the robotic surgery platform. He also works closely with radiation oncologists to ensure that patients receive the latest advances in all forms of prostate cancer therapy. We are now pleased to work with the latest robotic surgery platform from Intuitive Surgical, the da Vinci Xi platform as well. As a leading urologist in Northern Virginia, Dr. Guleria offers comprehensive prostate cancer treatment at NOVA HIFU. He has partnered with HIFU Prostate Services to provide seamless care for HIFU patients. Dr. Guleria has been a leader in minimally invasive prostate cancer treatment options including brachytherapy, cryotherapy and HIFU.
Several prostate cancer treatments are available today. These range from active surveillance and watchful waiting to surgery for prostate cancer. You may also consider therapy, such as radiation therapy, hormone therapy, chemotherapy, or ultrasound therapy. Each of these therapies offers unique treatment possibilities, as well as side effects. The best way to choose a particular type of prostate cancer treatment is to discuss your options with your urologist.
If you have been diagnosed with localized, low-risk prostate cancer, you may benefit from HIFU. High intensity focused ultrasound has been used around the world for more than 15 years in the treatment of prostate cancer. The technology uses a robotically controlled probing device to deliver ultrasound energy to the area of the prostate in which cancer cells are located. It is considered an excellent alternative to radical surgery or radiation for prostate cancer patients who want less erectile dysfunction. HIFU treatment is also noted as being pain-free and less likely to cause urinary incontinence for patients.
Brachytherapy is a form of prostate cancer treatment that involves the insertion of radioactive implants into the prostate. These implants, also known as seeds, send a high dose of radiation to the tumors. This ensures that the rest of the body is exposed to less radiation than with traditional cancer treatments using external radiation. Also referred to as internal radiation, the higher dose of radiation to the cancerous growths treats the cancer more quickly. You benefit from a shorter treatment time, as well as fewer side effects due to the radiation therapy.
(I would eliminate this part from the Cancer Treatment section. It is redundant)
Prostate cancer affects your prostate, a gland located below your bladder and in front of your rectum. Your prostate produces some of the fluid that mixes with sperm to form semen.
Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers affecting men, especially men 65 and older, and it usually affects the gland cells, which are responsible for producing fluid. Most forms of prostate cancer grow slowly and can be easily treated if caught early before the cancer spreads. Though the cause of prostate cancer isn’t clear, some people inherit a genetic mutation that puts them at greater risk for the disease.
In its early stages, prostate cancer usually doesn’t cause signs or symptoms, which is why it’s important to get screened regularly. When there are symptoms, they may include:
These symptoms aren’t always the result of prostate cancer, but be sure to get examined for any signs that concern you.
To get tested for bladder or prostate cancer, call Prince William Urology Associates or schedule an appointment online today.
But can we add something about kidney cancer? If you can find a FAQ on kidney cancer, similar to what you posted on prostate cancer, stones, etc. that would be great. Then include under treatments:
We are pleased to offer the latest technology in the treatment of kidney cancer. Robotic assisted partial nephrectomies are an important advancement offered by Prince William Urology, which preserves kidney tissue to allow for improved kidney function after surgery is completed. We also offer a full spectrum of services in partnership with our interventional radiologists, including cryotherapy of renal masses.