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Prostate Cancer Treatment Database Hits Milestone of 12,500
Date:3/23/2010

"Education is the key to taking control of your prostate cancer," said Don Holton, president & CEO of RC Cancer Centers. "We encourage men to contact RC Cancer Centers so they can learn the facts, know about the types of treatment available and find out the cure rate of the option they may choose."

The demographic and statistical information of all men treated with ProstRcision® is the data source for the RCOG prostate cancer treatment database. Data is collected about each man before treatment, during irradiation and at each check-up following treatment. Examples of information gathered before treatment are a man's age, his PSA before irradiation, his Gleason score, his prostate size, his sexual function, and how many times he gets up at night to urinate. The number of I-125 seeds, amount of irradiation from seeds, and external irradiation are just some examples of the data collected. The significance of this data is most helpful as more prostate cancer patients seek concise, factual and evidence-based information before they choose, along with their physician, the best course of treatment.

This database with its more than nine million data points makes it possible to proactively help other men diagnosed with prostate cancer. By contacting the concierge service, men can speak directly with a board-certified radiation oncologist. After providing pertinent medical information to RCOG, the findings are then matched with those of men with similar circums
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