Conditions & Treatments
Conditions & Treatments
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Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer
Radiation therapy is a common treatment for prostate cancer, which now has a 5-year survival rate near 100 percent.
Nuclear Medicine for Prostate Cancer
Nuclear medicine can be used to diagnose prostate cancer as well as to treat the disease, helping doctors see how patients respond to treatment.
Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer
Radiation Treatment for Breast Cancer
Patients with breast cancer may require radiation treatment to the breast, chest wall and lymph nodes.
SBRT for Spine Cancer
For patients with spine cancer, stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) delivers high doses of radiation in fewer and painless treatment sessions.
Prostate Cancer Screening
Prostate cancer tends to grow slowly, with no symptoms. Early detection via digital rectal exam and PSA testing plays a critical role in treatment.
Hormonal Therapy for Cancer
Doctors may decide to interfere with hormone production in order to stop cancer from spreading, slow it down or decrease the odds it will come back.
New drugs and medical treatments need to go through a series tests called clinical trials. This is how new and better treatments are made possible.
Benign Prostate Neoplasm
Cancer treatments can cause a variety of short- and long-term physical side effects. Rehabilitation can treat the physical side effects of cancer treatment.
If cancer runs in your family, or you are at high risk because of your age or other factors, talk to your doctor about cancer screenings.
Pediatric Cancer: An Overview
Pediatric cancers although common are highly treatable. Radiation therapy can be used safely and effectively to treat a variety of cancers that affect children.
Pediatric Cancer Surgery
Survival rates for children with cancer have risen dramatically, a result of major advances in cancer treatments, including pediatric cancer surgery.
It’s important to know that fatigue comes with having cancer and is also a side effect of treatments.
Pediatric Cancer Immunotherapy
Immune therapy uses the body’s own immune system to attack cancer cells. Pediatric cancer immunotherapy has become an important treatment for many childhood cancers.
Immunotherapy works in one of two ways—it can boost mechanisms of the immune system so that it has more strength to fight cancer cells. Or, it can target and destroy certain receptors on cancer cells to prevent them from outsmarting the immune system.
Head and Neck Cancer Treatment
Head and neck cancer treatment may involve radiation therapy, surgery and chemotherapy. Yale Medicine specialists use the latest treatment techniques.