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What is Prostate Cancer?

Prostate cancer develops in the prostate gland, which is part of the male reproductive system. Some experience symptoms like frequent and/or painful urination, blood in the urine, and stiffness or pain in the lower back, while others are asymptomatic. Prostate cancer can be slow-growing, though there are aggressive forms that should be addressed immediately. Prostate cancer can metastasize (spread) to surrounding lymph nodes and organs or to distant organs, especially bones. This spread occurs more often if prostate cancer is not treated in the early stages or if it is discovered at an advanced stage. Seek prompt prostate cancer treatment in Los Angeles to improve outcomes and reduce the risk of metastasis. 

Top 3 Risk Factors for Prostate Cancer

Treating Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer varies depending on the aggressiveness of the tumor, the stage of the cancer, and response to certain therapies. Often, prostate cancer is treated with surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and/or hormonal therapy to reduce testosterone levels. It is important for the patient to understand the nature of their cancer, and carefully consider the treatment advice of their oncologist or urologist. 

We Treat All Stages of Prostate Cancer

  • Early-stage prostate cancer
  • Locally advanced prostate cancer (spread to lymph nodes or organs around the prostate)
  • Metastatic prostate cancer (spread to distant organs)
  • Recurrent prostate cancer
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How Do We Treat Prostate Cancer?

  • Target cancerous cells with ultrasonic heat
  • Protect fragile healthy tissues including heart, lungs, lymph nodes and any other affected organ
  • Maximize the efficacy of radiation therapy or systemic therapy

How Does Hyperthermia Therapy Work?

Hyperthermia is a non-invasive FDA-approved treatment that uses ultrasonic heat technology to reduce in size and eliminate tumors. Heat disrupts cell membranes and increases blood flow to the tumor, making it more vulnerable to both the body’s natural immune defenses and to other cancer therapies like radiation therapy and chemotherapy.

What are the Benefits of Hyperthermia Therapy?

  • Boosts blood flow to tumors and creates a high-oxygen environment, which makes radiation therapy more effective
  • Helps chemotherapy penetrate deeper into the center of the tumor, where it otherwise would not reach
  • May trigger an immune response reaction within the tumor, improving the body’s ability to fight cancer

Hyperthermia is a Proven Benefit for Prostate Cancer Treatment

Hyperthermia can be added at any time to one's prostate cancer treatment in Los Angeles, though for best chances at tumor eradication early adoption is key. Most patients can expect to tolerate hyperthermia treatments well. Hyperthermia has no known adverse effects on normal tissue, and undergoing hyperthermia can maximize treatment effectiveness without putting sensitive surrounding organs like the bladder, rectum, and testicles at risk.

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Selected Hyperthermia & Prostate Cancer Studies

We understand that undertaking cancer treatment research can be a daunting task. To assist you, we include select research studies from trusted sources below. We encourage client education and are happy to discuss how hyperthermia can aid in recovery from prostate cancer.

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Why Choose HCI for My Prostate Cancer Treatment? 

At the Hyperthermia Cancer Institute in Santa Monica, California, we understand that a prostate cancer diagnosis can significantly impact individuals and their loved ones. Led by Dr. Joseph J. Pinzone, our patient care team is committed to providing compassionate and tailored support to those facing prostate cancer. Recognizing the unique paths of each patient, we offer non-invasive hyperthermia therapy with FDA-approved technology in a nurturing environment. Our specialized treatment approach and exceptional patient care team ensure that patients receive gentle hyperthermia treatment specifically designed to address the complexities of prostate cancer. With a focus on understanding each patient's individual needs, our team is dedicated to making a meaningful impact on every prostate cancer patient's journey. Additionally, we provide unparalleled support in navigating health insurance coverage for hyperthermia treatment and offer assistance with administrative, travel, and lodging needs. Choosing our cancer center means gaining access to a dedicated physician and nursing team passionate about addressing both the physical and emotional aspects of healing from prostate cancer.

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