Prostate Cancer Program

The Prostate Cancer Program at Huntington Hospital provides advanced screening, diagnostic, surgical and radiation oncology services to individuals with prostate cancer. Our state-of-the-art diagnostic technologies are among the best on the West Coast, we are recognized as a top brachytherapy center in Southern California, and our radiation oncology program was the first to be accredited by the Seattle Prostate Institute.

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Health Grades Prostate CancerDiagnostic Services

At Huntington Hospital we employ advanced diagnostic methods to accurately stage cancer and guide treatment decisions. We are one of the few hospitals on the West Coast to offer advanced 3T MRI diagnostic studies that more accurately detects whether a cancer has spread beyond the prostate gland to the surrounding tissues or organs. This state-of-the-art technology enables highly accurate staging of the cancer which prevents either over-treatment or under-treatment. We also use PET F-18, or positron emission tomography with a specific fluorine-18 tracer for diagnosis, staging and monitoring treatment of prostate cancer. Along with traditional imaging studies, including bone scans, CT scans and ultra-sound, these advanced technologies provide patients with information on the extent of their cancer so they may select the best treatment strategy and options.

Following a biopsy, tumor tissue samples are reviewed by multiple pathologists with special training in the area of prostate cancer to make sure the grade (Gleason’s score) of the prostate cancer is accurately described and interpreted.

Surgical Expertise & Therapeutic Procedures

A multidisciplinary team of prostate cancer specialists meets regularly to discuss cases and treatment in our tumor boards, to customize and tailor the best therapy for patients facing difficult treatment decisions. This also allows our patients the opportunity to consider new treatments and to participate in clinical trials.

Robotic-Assisted Surgery

Surgical options include robotic-assisted surgery. Huntington Hospital is one of the first regional hospitals in Southern California to offer the daVinci robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy procedure in treating prostate cancer. Fellowship-trained urologists are offering this new surgical treatment that shortens hospital stay to fewer than two days, minimizes postoperative sexual impotency, reduces postsurgical pain and operative lung complications, and creates less blood loss than the traditional open retropubic radical prostatectomy. Learn more about robotic-assisted surgery.

Radiation Oncology

The Huntington Hospital Cancer Center has board-certified radiation oncologists specialized in prostate cancer care. The program utilizes the most advanced therapeutic approaches available for the treatment of prostate cancer, including 3-D reconstruction treatment planning with cone-beam CT and multi-leaf collimators, and two new state-of-the-art linear accelerators to deliver intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) and image guided radiotherapy (IGRT), allowing a more precise delivery of radiotherapy with avoidance of normal tissue which can minimize treatment side effects. The radiation oncology program is also recognized as the top brachytherapy center in Southern California and was the first center in the United States to be affiliated with and accredited by the Seattle Prostate Institute. The cancer center has performed more seed implant procedures than any other hospital in Southern California, and patients have come to Huntington Hospital from as far away as Asia, Europe and South America for treatment.

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