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Metastatic prostate cancer treatment

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When prostate cancer spreads to another part of the body, it is considered metastatic prostate cancer. Metastases may develop in multiple organs and can show up as multiple tumors or lesions. Prostate cancer metastasized to  the bones is the most common diagnosis, developing in 100 percent of people who have a metastasis. Metastatic prostate cancer may develop in other areas of the body in about 10 percent of cases.

As soon as you are diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer, ask your physician these three questions

graph of prostate cancer metastatic involvementThe UF Metastatic Cancer Program’s integrated strategy offers comprehensive treatment through an aggressive new approach, working collaboratively with a patient’s existing medical oncologist and in tandem with standard chemotherapy.

The best chance at managing metastatic prostate cancer is to act at the first sign of symptoms or immediately upon diagnosis. The UF Metastatic Cancer Program treats patients who
have 10 or fewer new lesions and whether the primary tumor is
controlled or active.

Our method for treating cancer uses a targeted type of radiation called stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) to pinpoint the metastatic lesions and destroy them on contact. Because SBRT has the ability to eliminate tumors with less damage to healthy tissue and a more comfortable recovery time than other methods for removal, it is particularly beneficial for patients who are not candidates for surgery.

If new tumors develop later and are identified early, SBRT is an effective method for elimination.

Because every patient is different, our multidisciplinary team of physicians carefully reviews each case to determine the most effective treatment plan.

Additional therapies at the UF Metastatic Cancer Program include:

  • Tumor immune therapy 
  • Tumor vaccine therapy
  • Tumor anti-vascular therapy
  • Surgery
  • Interventional pulmonology 
  • Interventional radiology procedures
  • Chemotherapy

To begin the evaluation, complete the self-assessment questionnaire now.

To learn more or to make an appointment for a consultation, contact us today.