When the MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center opened in 2006, the first patient treated with proton therapy had prostate cancer. Today, we have treated thousands of men with prostate cancer with the precise form of radiation called proton therapy.
Many choose proton therapy for its precision to target the tumor while sparing healthy tissue such as the bladder and rectum. Also, prostate cancer patients who receive proton therapy treatment have fewer side effects than with traditional radiation. This includes less risk of incontinence or erectile dysfunction, lower risk of secondary cancers and improved quality of life.
Our multidisciplinary team will help create an individualized treatment plan to ensure you receive the best possible outcome. Depending on how advanced the cancer is, the team will determine the best treatment option including surveillance or radiation therapy in combination with hormone therapy.