standard-title Prostate Cancer Treatment

Prostate Cancer Treatment

Treatment of new, recurrent and advanced prostate cancer

The average age of diagnosis of prostate cancer is 69 according to the Prostate Cancer Foundation, but a diagnosis can occur at any age. Dr. Greenberg is able to diagnose prostate cancer and offer many treatment options for both newly-diagnosed and recurrent prostate cancers. We utilize and strictly adhere to NCCN guidelines when recommending treatment options for all stages of prostate cancer.

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Advanced imaging and diagnostic techniques

We have at our disposal options that go beyond the standard PSA (prostate specific antigen) blood test and digital rectal exam to help diagnose prostate cancer. Some imaging techniques include PET/CT, ultrasound and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging).

Focal therapy to treat small tumors

For small slow growing and low-grade tumors on the prostate, a physician and patient may choose to take a “wait and see” approach, often referred to as Active Surveillance.An area of Dr. Greenberg’s research is focal therapy. This approach destroys the tissue involved while sparing normal tissue. Focal therapy as the name implies, focuses on one area, and the rest of the gland is left intact. Currently this approach is not a community standard and is not accepted as a proven therapy.

Treating advanced prostate cancer

Over the last three years there has been a revolution in the care of advanced prostate cancer. What was once a certain death sentence with an average of a year survival is now becoming a chronic disease with survivals over several years. We offer all of the approved treatments in our office currently and these include Xgeva (to support bone health in these patients), Provenge immunotherapy, Xofigo – a bone targeting that kills cancer cells while sparing healthy cells, and oral agents like Zytiga and Xtandi. Most of these treatments significantly extend survival and improve the quality of life for our patients.

We are proud to be engaged in clinical research and clinical trials that bring some of the newest, most state-of-the-art treatments for prostate cancer to our patients, such as immunotherapy and cryosurgery. Dr. Jerry Greenberg helped pioneer cryosurgery, a minimally invasive technique to address advanced prostate cancer, and has performed hundreds of procedures in the last decade. He has also taught the technique to many colleagues locally and nationally, as well.

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Come Run Wild With Us!

We invite you to join us for the 5th Annual ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk 5K/10K and Fun Zoo Walk at Tucson’s Reid Park Zoo on Sunday, October 11th 2015!

Together let’s make a difference for prostate cancer. This life-saving event will be fun for the whole family!

Tucson Prostate Cancer Run/Walk.

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