Prostate Cancer

Lizzie's Story

Pamela Davis has a few tips for any parent facing a child’s life-threatening disease: “Don’t Google while your daughter is in the hospital on a morphine drip and you think she’s asleep… Don’t get the tape measure out to see how big three centimeters is, because that three centimeters went to nine-something, almost 10 centimeters (with a different scan.) Seriously, you can make yourself crazy on Google. Don’t do it.”

Treating the whole person in fighting cancer

For 14 years Sandra Miller and her good friend Janet Tanaka have been regulars at the Wednesday morning cancer support group at California Cancer Center. The two breast cancer survivors trained to help others through the ordeal they endured since they know just how important this kind of emotional support was to their own healing.


CyberKnife

Prostate cancer patient Robert Steinman receives knifeless surgery from CyberKnife as Dr. Douglas Wong monitors the procedure.

Healthcare Heroes episode #1011.3

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CyberKnife Treatment Overview

The CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery System is a non-invasive alternative to surgery for the treatment of both cancerous and non-cancerous tumors anywhere in the body.

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Conditions Treated

Treatment Areas

CyberKnife® treats several different types of malignant and benign tumors and lesions, as well as certain other medical conditions, in virtually any area of the body.

Conditions treated include:

Vascular malformations - an abnormal cluster of blood vessels in the brain or spine. While normal blood vessels carry blood with oxygen and other nutrients throughout the body, vascular malformations carry blood without nutrients.


da Vinci Robot

The da Vinci robot helps Dr. Yuk-Yuen Leung remove Joseph Leonard's prostate when he's diagnosed with cancer.

Healthcare Heroes episode #1010.2.

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Radiation Oncology

Radiation oncology, also known as radiation therapy or radiotherapy, is a highly effective and safe method of destroying cancer cells through targeted radiation treatment.

Our radiation oncology department at California Cancer Center provides leading-edge cancer therapy and compassionate patient care in close collaboration with pathologists, oncologists, surgeons and other cancer specialists. We use the latest devices and procedures to provide patients with the best possible results.

Cancer Care

Fighting cancer is a journey that affects not just our bodies; it also challenges the mind and tests our spirits. As a patient at California Cancer Center, the journey through cancer treatment is one you’ll never endure alone. Our care team will be with you and your loved ones every step of the way, providing advanced medical care in a compassionate and supportive environment.

Prostate Brachytherapy Treatment

If you are diagnosed with prostate cancer, you may benefit from Low Dose Radiation (LDR) brachytherapy – a minimally invasive procedure in which low dose radioactive implants or “seeds” are placed in your prostate gland to target and eliminate cancer from inside the gland. With brachytherapy there is minimal exposure to the tissue surrounding the prostate. The main advantage of brachytherapy is that it delivers radiation in a localized area, minimizing the radiation dose to surrounding tissues.