The Prostate Cancer Treatment Options at Academic Urology & Urogynecology of Arizona

Prostate cancer is the most prevalent form of cancer in men. In fact, one in six men will receive a diagnosis of prostate cancer during their lifetime. When detected early, it is also one of the most treatable. If you have recently been diagnosed with prostate cancer, there are a number of therapy options available to you ranging from minimally invasive treatments, such as radiation, to state-of-the-art surgical procedures, like the da Vinci Robotic Prostatectomy.

Spearheaded by Doctors Jeffery A. Stern and Aaron LaTowsky, Academic Urology & Urogynecology of Arizona stands at the forefront of prostate cancer care in Phoenix, Arizona and the surrounding region. Available treatments, include, but are not limited to:


  • Brachytherapy – An internal form of radiation therapy, Brachytherapy involves the insertion of radioactive seeds into the prostate. Over time, these seeds emit radioactive energy, killing surrounding cancerous cells.
  • Cryotherapy – In this minimally invasive prostate cancer treatment, cancerous tissue is frozen and ablated.
  • External Beam Radiation Therapy – Using image-guided technology, beams of high-energy X-rays are directed to the area of malignancy. External radiation is administered in a series of sessions over a period of six to nine weeks.


  • Hormone Therapy – To shrink the cancer and slow its growth, hormone therapy works by preventing or blocking testosterone, the hormone fueling prostate cancer growth.
  • Robotic Prostatectomy – In this minimally invasive alternative to an open prostatectomy, cancerous prostate glands and surrounding tissues are excised via surgeon-controlled robotic arms and instrumentation. Enhanced precision and reduced complications are the benefits of this state-of-the-art prostate cancer treatment.

Deciding on a Prostate Cancer Treatment

The form of recommended prostate cancer therapy varies by patient. The urologic specialists of Academic Urology & Urogynecology of Arizona will carefully evaluate a patient’s age, life expectancy, past medical history, and cancer stage and grade. Treatments and associated risks will be discussed in detail with each patient to ensure the chosen treatment approach is best in terms of circumstance and lifestyle. Schedule a consultation today at one of seven practices conveniently located in Anthem, Glendale, Litchfield Park, Phoenix, Prescott, Sun City, Sun City West, and Wickenburg, Arizona.


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