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Marc Laniado – Experience and Hope in Prostate Cancer Treatment

Here is the transcript from Marc’s short video on innovations in prostate cancer treatment.

Marc says:

One of the interesting things about prostate cancer is that it is an area of constant innovation. We have new techniques for diagnosis, and we have new ways of identifying which men have later stage disease that needs treatment now and those that do not. We have many new techniques for treating the disease so that we can eradicate the cancer, reduce the chance of dying, but at the same time preserve those aspects of men’s lives which are important to them, such as bladder control and erections.

We’ve seen in recent times that imaging has become better. MRI scans can show us where the cancer is located if there is one and they can also tell us if cancer is too light to be present or not and in which case we can avoid a biopsy.

The treatments have also improved so we have moved from treating perhaps the whole gland to newer technologies which involved just partially treating the gland known as focal therapy or partial
ablation.

As these technologies continue to improve, we’ve moved from high intensity focused ultrasound to newer technologies as well which are still being explored.

It’s an extremely exciting area to be in and for men who have diagnosed with prostate cancer there’s tremendous hope that they will be able to live out the disease with fewer problems than their fathers or grandfather’s possibly did in the past.

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