Proton therapy is the most modern and gentle treatment of cancer with minimum side effects. The demonstrable success rate of proton therapy is 97%. Compared to conventional treatment, our patients have no problems with impotence and incontinence, results that are not achieved by any other treatment.
The available facts and evidence are shown below. We have helped thousands of patients and we will help you as well. Do not hesitate: make your appointment as soon as possible, and we will find the best solution together.
Prostate cancer is a real threat to millions of men all around the world. In Europe alone about 400,000 men develop the disease each year. Prostate cancer is the second most common type of cancer among men.
TREATMENT OF PROSTATE CANCER – PREVENTION IS KEY
The risk grows with age. In men aged forty to sixty, one in thirty-nine is at risk of prostate cancer; however, the risk is 85% for men aged over sixty and 98% for men aged over eighty. Although the risk is lower among men under forty, any cancer appearing at that age is more aggressive, i.e. more dangerous.
As with other cancers, prevention is the key.
If you are over 50, you should see a urologist for a prostate exam every year.
If there is a history of prostate cancer in your family, regular examinations starting at the age of 40 are strongly recommended.
Thanks to the PSA test, we are able to identify prostate cancer at an early stage, at a time when it cannot be detected by any other method.
A PSA test taken after the age of 40 now allows us to even predict the risk that a man will have prostate cancer in the future.
If you notice pain or a burning sensation while urinating, the presence of blood in urine or sperm etc., contact your doctor immediately to arrange an urgent examination.
To make the right decision, it is important to have information about the results of the treatment you choose. You should not forget that your decision will significantly affect your future life. Our doctors and the entire PTC team are ready to answer all your questions related to PROTON THERAPY.
The key to successful treatment is early diagnosis. Thanks to proton therapy, you can fight prostate cancer with o surgery, no pain, no consequences and no waiting. With our state-of-the-art equipment, excellent results and professional approach, we are among the most advanced centers of the world.
Prostate proton therapy today is a proven treatment recognized by oncologists worldwide. Your overall chance of being cured primarily depends on the stage in which your prostate cancer was detected.
If you have prostate cancer at an early stage and choose proton therapy, you have the highest chance of being cured and also a high chance for preserving the quality of your life.
Proton therapy changes the direction of treatment for prostate cancer.
Proton therapy preserves the quality of life
Based on experience and long-term results, it is obvious that patients after proton therapy have an incomparably higher quality of life than those who underwent surgery. After surgery, up to 75% of patients suffer from complete loss of erection (erectile dysfunction).
For every man, this is an enormously high risk of major complications from a psychological point of view, which has a huge impact on his future life. With protons, your manhood remains vital.
With protons, you will avoid the risk of wearing diapers.
On the contrary, 30% of men suffer from unwanted urine leakage (incontinence) after surgery and are unable to avoid diapers. The fact that protons will allow you to live without complications is a major factor in deciding which treatment to choose.
After proton treatment, nearly all patients are free from any consequences.
Proton beam therapy is a safer and more effective treatment compared to conventional radiation therapy. The goal of radiation therapy is to destroy the tumor while protecting the healthy tissues. This can be done by proton therapy, unlike the commonly used conventional irradiation. Conventional radiotherapy always hits a part of the healthy tissue in the surrounding areas, where irradiation is not desirable.
Proton beams can irradiate the tumor while delivering no dose to the corresponding critical organ. A zero dose means a zero risk of adverse reactions. No patients will ever experience such adverse effects. Due to their physical properties, proton beams are able to stop in the tumor, thus significantly reducing the unwanted exposure of healthy tissues and organs.
Some advocates of conventional (photon) radiotherapy sometimes use a “magic formula” of “limit doses” to the critical organs. What does it mean? A patient is told that a limit dose to the critical organs will be observed. This is actually an “agreement” that we are admitting exposure of vital organs to unwanted radiation, but with a certain limit. But the patient is further told that adherence to the “limit dose” is associated with up to a 5% risk of adverse reactions! In addition, the risk increases with time, which means the longer a patient survives after irradiation, the higher the probability of adverse reactions.
Think carefully. The limit dose may not always be safe. And more importantly, a safer and easily accessible proton therapy is available to rule out the risk.
The difference is seen with the naked eye in the graphical representation of irradiation plans.
The objective of the treatment is to deliver the required dose of radiation to the tumor (100%). Equally important, however, is not to deliver radiation to the surrounding healthy tissues and organs. These requirements are met by proton therapy, which protects both the bladder and the rectum. Conventional irradiation, however, would lead to their exposure, and the patient will be at risk of unpleasant complications.
Unlike surgery, the treatment is provided on an outpatient basis, is painless and requires no hospitalization.
Accurate planning is the key and essential requirement for the success of treatment. Therefore, the team of clinical physicists and doctors will prepare a tailored radiation plan for each patient. The irradiation will occur on specific days and times reserved just for you. The irradiation itself takes a few minutes. The total time you will spend in our center should not exceed an hour.
Whether you have any prostate problems or you are worried about or have already been diagnosed with cancer, the most important step is to schedule an appointment and have yourself examined by our doctors. Experienced professionals will assess your condition and suggest the best treatment procedure.
A baseline examination for patients with prostate cancer is FREE, just make an appointment at 222 999 000 or via the contact form HERE.
We have all the necessary instruments for accurate diagnosis under one roof, and you will undergo all the examinations without waiting.
We guarantee the top quality of the treatment, and therefore we use the most advanced diagnostic equipment, such as computed tomography (CT scanning), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI scanning) and positron emission tomography combined with computed tomography (PET/CT scanning). The introduction of three gold grains into the prostate is a part of the preparation prior to proton therapy. They help us target the proton beam during the treatment.
The result of these examinations is the exact localization of the tumor. To be able to use proven and clear benefits of proton therapy, i.e. the possibility of perfectly targeting the beam that protects healthy tissue and increases the efficacy of treatment, our experts from the Department of Clinical Physics, together with the doctors will prepare detailed radiation plans tailored to each patient’s needs. This requires three to five days of preparation and the result is a detailed description of the treatment determining the direction and intensity of the proton irradiation beam.
The treatment itself will be provided on an outpatient basis. You will visit the Proton Center for regular appointments. For early-stage prostate cancer, the treatment will last only 5 irradiation days (you will undergo irradiation every other day). For advanced stage prostate cancer, the treatment will last 19 to 21 days (the irradiation will be delivered every working day). Before each irradiation, we will carefully check your position, and verify your irradiation plans and any related data governing the entire radiation therapy (verification). You will have consultations with your doctor at least once a week to discuss the course of treatment with you and check your health condition.
Treatment is provided on an outpatient basis and lasts only 5 days in patients with early stage prostate cancer. For other patients with advanced prostate cancer, it will take up to 21 days. Proton therapy is painless, and has zero or minimal side effects. The irradiation itself takes a few minutes, usually two to three minutes. During the day, you can do everything as usual, i.e. you are not limited by anything, and you can work, go for walks, enjoy culture events, or spend time with your children or grandchildren. Sometimes you can feel a bit tired, like after a light exercise, or rarely, you may feel the need to urinate more than you normally do.
The risk of a prostate cancer recurrence after proton beam therapy is almost zero.
In contrast, after surgical treatment, the rate of disease recurrence is 10% in patients with early stage, and even 30% in patients with advanced stage. The disease recurrence rate in conventional irradiation is 8%. As you can see, disease recurrence with conventional treatment is a major problem, so think twice and do not take unnecessary risks. The relapse rate after proton beam therapy in patients with early stage prostate cancer is only 1%.
Studies have confirmed the 97% success rate of proton beam therapy, which has become an increasingly recognized and preferred method worldwide.
The advantages are obvious and therefore more centers are opened and planned. At present, 71 centers are open, 42 centers are just before the opening, and dozens more are planned. In visionary terms, we could predict with a relatively high degree of probability that proton beam irradiation will replace the now frequently used conventional radiation therapy in the future.
All proton centers provide treatment to patients with prostate cancer. They constitute 40 to 60% of clients, and there is no wonder. Protons have been used to treat prostate cancer for more than 20 years in tens of thousands of patients, and the results are excellent! One of the many studies presented at the conference in Washington demonstrated that after 10 years of treatment, 97% of patients can be considered cured. During the treatment, patients have not complained about any significant complications, and minor problems related to the treatment resolved within 14 days of its completion. Thanks to proton beam treatment, patients have maintained the same quality of life as before their disease. The great advantage in such a serious disease is that proton therapy is provided on an outpatient basis and patients are able to continue working.
Ask yourself. Ask your doctor.
You have the right to a second opinion.
In practice, this means that your oncologist will certainly not be angry when you ask us whether proton therapy is suitable for you. Because if it is you will get the best possible treatment that is available in the today’s medical science. A treatment with minimum side effects. A treatment with truly excellent results.
Take the first step and write us to make a free appointment. Our doctors will take care of you without any delay.
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