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New Drug that Delivers Targeted Radiation Minimizes Pain and May Extend Prostate Cancer Survival
Date:9/17/2013

disease. This type of cancer, known as castration-resistant prostate cancer, carries the highest threat and is responsible for most prostate cancer deaths.

For men fighting advanced prostate cancer, the new advancement offers hope for improved symptoms and more time.

"I was diagnosed with prostate cancer at a young age, a time when I was busy with my construction business and my family. As my cancer advanced, the pain and fatigue I was feeling became increasingly difficult to manage, both mentally and physically," said William Childers, a CTCA patient from Manteno, IL.  "I was eager to receive this new treatment because I am hopeful it will make some of the pain go away while also slowing down my cancer."

CTCA at Midwestern began offering Xofigo this month and Childers was the first patient to be treated. 

"While Xofigo is not a cure, it is an important tool in our arsenal that comes with few side effects and an opportunity for significant benefits," said Eden.  "An important part of our job is helping patients realize improved quality of life."

CTCA at Midwestern offers advanced treatments for primary and metastatic prostate cancers.  Each patient is seen by a multidisciplinary team, which includes a radiation oncologist, medical oncologist and experts trained in oncology rehabilitation, naturopathic medicine, mind body medicine and nutrition.  This team works together to understand the individual needs of each patient and provide advanced, fully integrated treatments.  For more information about prostate cancer treatments at CTCA at Midwestern, visit www.cancercenter.com/prostate-cancer/.

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