SBRT: Faster Prostate Cancer Treatment (Video)

Stereotactic body radiation therapy is more efficient

middle-aged man

Sometimes you don’t have time to waste.

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One busy man who was diagnosed with prostate cancer wasn’t interested in going through lengthy treatments to take care of the problem.

So, Alan Briggs, a 69-year-old from Ohio, elected to get the job done quickly with stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), a more potent, targeted prostate cancer treatment that only involves five 45-minute sessions.

While prostate cancer is the second leading cause of death in men, it is highly treatable when caught early.

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Mr. Briggs and radiation oncologist Kevin Stephans, MD, talk about how the SBRT option works — and how it led to a great result.

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