Dr. Geo Espinosa, ND, LAc, IFMCP, CNS, clinical assistant professor of integrative and functional urology at New York University and author of Thrive—Don’t Survive: Dr. Geo’s Guide to Living Your Best Life Before & After Prostate Cancer, discusses treating prostate cancer with CyberKnife. Also known as stereotactic radiotherapy, CyberKnife is a method of precisely targeting tumors with focused radiation. This method kills cancer cells with minimal effects on healthy tissue, so there is a low risk of developing urinary or erectile difficulties after treatment. In addition, CyberKnife only requires five treatment sessions (as opposed to as many as 40 with other treatment choices). This therapy is best suited for patients with low-grade prostate cancer. Men who have more aggressive cancers should consider surgery or surgery paired with radiation.
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