Have you found yourself either recently diagnosed with prostate cancer, or hearing the words from your doctor that there’s a real possibility prostate cancer is in your future?
You’re not alone. In fact, according to the American Cancer Society, other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men. In fact, approximately 1 man in 8 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime.
And up until recently, the two primary methods used to treat and remove prostate cancer were:
- Radiation therapy, which uses high-energy rays or particles to kill cancer cells.
- Prostatectomy, a surgery to remove part or all of the prostate gland.
However, thanks to modern medicine – and some really smart physicians who pushed forward with their dream of offering an alternative option – there now exists an alternative method of Tissue Sparing Prostate Ablation (TSPA), which uses an FDA cleared device and has been developed with the specific goal of treating prostate cancer while protecting surrounding tissue.
You see, by going the route of the prostatectomy or radiation therapy, most men risk having to live with side effects in the long-term that can truly impact their quality of life. For instance, they may experience erectile dysfunction for the remainder of their lives. Or, they may have to deal with long-term incontinence issues. There’s also the possibility of continuous pain in the groin region. And while these treatment options are certainly great in the fight against cancer, especially for patients who are fighting off aggressive forms of cancer, there are other options that remove the cancer and leave the patient with far fewer side effects.
Avant Concierge Urology is proud to be one of the only medical centers in the country to have partnered with Youly Surgical to offer prostate cancer treatment via Tissue Sparing Prostate Ablation (TSPA). During this procedure, which can be accomplished in less than an hour under light sedation in-office, the medical team uses focal therapy, a technique that destroys any small cancerous tumors inside the prostate while leaving the remaining gland intact and sparing most of its normal tissue.
The result is less downtime, fewer – if any – long-term side effects, and the ability to eradicate cancerous cells while affording the patient the ability to go back to living his normal life, cancer-free.
If you’re exploring options for treating prostate cancer, or even if your PSA levels have been rising and you’re looking into potential options for the future, you owe it to yourself to investigate Tissue Sparing Prostate Ablation (TSPA) focal therapy. Reach out to Dr. Parekattil and the team at Avant Concierge Urology to learn more today.