Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer

This information is useful for adults and older adults
Senior man smiles against an outdoorsy background, possibly after finishing radiation therapy for prostate cancer..

A diagnosis of prostate cancer can be frightening, but thanks to treatment advances, the five-year survival rate for  prostate cancer is 98%, with many men living much longer

Radiation therapy is commonly used to treat this type of cancer. At Yale Medicine, our radiation oncologists are at the forefront of diagnosing and treating all types and stages of prostate cancer  We continually evaluate new radiation technologies and conduct research to ensure that our patients receive the most cutting-edge treatment available.

Yale Medicine doctors treat a range of diseases with radiation therapy—from localized prostate cancer to tumors that have advanced to organs near the prostate," says James Yu, MD, director of Yale Medicine's Prostate & Genitourinary Radiotherapy Program.