Dr. David Samadi explains the outcome of CyberKnife treatment for prostate cancer, and explores the differences between prostate cancer surgery & CyberKnife treatment.
• Surgery should always be considered the first line of defense against prostate cancer. If required, radiation treatment can be a secondary option.
• CyberKnife is not surgery. It is a form of radiation treatment & it is inaccurately advertised as robotic radio surgery.
• Unfortunately, Patients can get secondary cancers such as rectal and bladder cancer as a result of radiation / CyberKnife treatment for prostate cancer.
• Patients considering CyberKnife & radiation treatment should ask questions such as: 1) am I being cured? 2) Does it cause collateral damage? 3) Is it safe?
• Cure for prostate cancer should result in a patient’s PSA being undetectable or zero – CyberKnife treatment for prostate cancer doesn’t result in this unlike surgery does.
• Only prostate cancer surgery will provide you precise & accurate prostate cancer staging.
• Surgery will ensure that a patient will be cancer free.
Dr. David Samadi is the Chairman of Urology & Robotics Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital. He's also a Fox News Medical-A-Team Contributor & Professor of Urology at Hofstra Northshore LIJ School of Medicine.
Dr. David Samadi Prostate Cancer Center is situated at 485 Madison Avenue, 21st Floor, New York, NY 10022 | Phone: +1-212-365-5000 ( )
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