Oncology specialists and surgeons at the Steward® Centers for Cancer Care are experts are detecting and treating prostate cancer, which is most common in men over 40.
Steward Centers for Cancer Care were among the first in New England to offer radioactive seed implant radiotherapy (brachytherapy) in treating early-stage prostate cancer. Today, our brachytherapy services remain at the forefront of prostate cancer care.
Our highly skilled radiation oncologists work closely with medical physicists, oncology nurses, radiation therapists and other members of the radiation oncology team to provide the following treatments:
In addition to brachytherapy, we offer robotic assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy, which is performed by Steward's leaders in the field of robotic assisted, minimally invasive prostate cancer surgery. Minimally invasive robotic prostatectomy at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center is among the most effective treatments. Using the da Vinci® Surgical System, this type of robotic prostate cancer surgery profoundly reduces blood loss, pain, recovery time and the familiar unwanted side effects of other treatments. The da Vinci System enables surgeons to perform even the most complex and delicate procedures through very small incisions with unmatched precision. Surgeons at St. Elizabeth’s have completed more than 1,000 urologic surgeries with the da Vinci System.
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The Steward hospitals offering prostate cancer care services include: