Choosing an Isotope for Prostate Brachytherapy

Low Dose Rate (LDR) brachytherapy is a common treatment that uses isotopes to target prostate cancer. Many patients with earlier stage prostate cancer (such as favorable intermediate risk prostate cancer) can be treated with LDR brachytherapy alone with very high long term cure rates. Multiple large retrospective studies have shown Read more

Prostate Cancer Treatment in the San Francisco Bay Area

Overview    Besides non-melanoma skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer, among men, in the United States. For many men, the work-up of prostate cancer starts with a routine PSA blood test at their primary care physician’s office. From there, many men with an elevated PSA get Read more

Expansion of Western Radiation Oncology to Southern California

We are excited to announce the expansion of Western Radiation Oncology to the Southern California region with the opening of our new clinic in Palm Desert. Our medical practice has a focus on prostate cancer treatment, and we are bringing targeted prostate brachytherapy to the Coachella Valley region.  Brachytherapy, also Read more

Options for Treating Intermediate Risk Prostate Cancer

BY ANKIT AGARWAL, MD Finding out you or a loved one has been diagnosed with prostate cancer can be a scary thing to hear. The first thing many men ask is, what does this mean, and is my prostate cancer curable. Before I delve into treatment options with men, I Read more

Finding a Prostate Cancer Support Group in the San Francisco Bay Area

BY ANKIT AGARWAL, MD Many of the men I see at Western Radiation Oncology are relatively healthy, active men who are surprised to learn they have prostate cancer. Between appointments for diagnostic tests, appointments for doctors’ appointments, and reading about prostate cancer on the internet, they feel that their life Read more

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