RapidArc® IMRT

Since its introduction, RapidArc therapy has significantly improved outcomes for prostate cancer patients – earning it stripes as the most advanced, non-surgical technology available for radiation treatment.

How you benefit

RapidArc radiotherapy is more precise than conventional therapy, reducing a single treatment time to about 90 seconds – eight times faster than what patients had to endure in the past.

In addition to providing faster treatment times and reducing patient discomfort, RapidArc therapy offers other critical benefits:

  • Highly precise delivery targets cancerous tissue via tightly focused beams, preserving surrounding healthy tissue.
  • Reduces the chance of tumor movement during treatment.
  • Decreases the actual dose of radiation by administering one each weekday for 7 to 9 weeks.

Common questions about radiotherapy

Many patients have similar concerns about radiation treatment:

  • Am I going to feel sick?
  • Will I lose my hair?
  • Does it impact my tennis or golf game?
  • Will I experience sexual dysfunction?
  • Is it painful?

The answer to all of these is “No” -- in all but a few cases there is only minor discomfort that can be addressed through medication. These concerns and any others will be discussed in your initial consultation.