MOUNT KISCO, N.Y – A variety of treatment options for prostate cancer fosters an environment of individualization for each person. What is right for one man may not be right for another. Prostate cancer treatments at Northern Westchester Hospital involve leading-edge technology to perform the most precise and least invasive procedures available today.
Northern Westchester Hospital uses advanced robotic technology to find, target and remove cancerous tissue, while taking extensive steps to preserve healthy tissue. Treatments such as radioactive seed implantation in the prostate may eliminate the tumor and minimize radiation effects to surrounding tissue. In other instances, external radiation is used to treat the prostate and the affected tissue. While in the most advanced cases, hormone therapy aggressively treats the cancer. Sometimes though the best action is inaction. In non-aggressive cases, doctors may advise vigilant monitoring.
For prognoses that demand it, minimally invasive da Vinci robotic prostatectomy treats prostate cancer through a few small incisions, resulting in faster recovery, less pain and quicker return to routines. And quicker healing means being able to commence follow-up treatments sooner, when prescribed.
As part of the care process, doctors and staff keep family and loved ones informed, explaining treatment each step of the way. Since prostate cancer is highly personal disease, this open communication between doctor, patient and family creates a level of comfort for all involved.
To hear Tom, a NWH prostate cancer patient, discuss his treatment and recovery at Northern Westchester Hospital, watch the video above.
Visit Northern Westchester Hospital's website for more information on Robotic Prostate Surgery and Minimally Invasive Robotic Prostatectomy.