Proton Therapy for Prostate Cancer

Fewer Side Effects. Better Results.

If you have prostate cancer, you are not alone – approximately 175,000 men are diagnosed in the United States each year. The good news is that proton therapy can effectively treat almost all prostate cancer diagnoses while reducing or eliminating side effects.

  • Unlike with radiation from other types of treatment such as IMRT, Tomotherapy, or Cyberknife, protons can be stopped inside the tumor.
  • As a result, proton therapy decreases the risk of side effects such as erectile dysfunction and incontinence and allows patients to continue an active lifestyle during treatment.
  • In some cases, proton therapy can offer higher overall survival outcomes than other radiation treatment.

PROTON THERAPY HAS PROVEN CLINICAL RESULTS

Cancer Free at 5 years:

  • Low Risk Prostate Cancer – 99%
  • Intermediate Risk Prostate Cancer – 94%
  • High Risk Prostate Cancer – 74%

Side Effects and Overall Survival Versus IMRT:

  • 21% – 25% reduction in urinary, sexual, and bladder related side effects
  • 6% increase in overall survival

After I reviewed my options and spoke with friends who received prostate cancer treatment, I decided on proton therapy because it was the least invasive and had minimal side effects. I received proton therapy treatment at the Oklahoma Proton Center for two months and it didn’t interfere with my day-to-day life. I could still play with my grandkids, go on walks with my wife and do everything I did before prostate cancer.

– Mike Bible

Our Doctors

Our doctors have a combined 50 years of experience in the proton therapy industry.

 

 

 

John Han-Chih Chang, M.D.

Medical Director of Clinical Research and Education
Adjunct Associate Professor
University of Oklahoma Health Science Center
Department of Radiation Oncology

Residency – University of Pennsylvania

 

 

 

Les Yonemoto, M.D.

Radiation Oncologist

Residency – Loma Linda University

 

 

 

 

Mark Storey, M.D.

Medical Director of Clinical Operations
President Proton Radiation Oncology, PLLC

Residency – MD Anderson Cancer Center

 

 

 

 

Andrew Chang, M.D.

Radiation Oncologist

Residency – Loma Linda University

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Our Philosophy

Prostate cancer is one of the most frequently diagnosed types of cancer, and it’s also one of the most curable. At the Oklahoma Proton Center, we’re committed to creating a prostate cancer treatment plan that focuses on your overall well-being so you can continue with your daily routines and lifestyle. From the beginning, our Care Team will support you in your journey from your initial phone call treatment through your continued follow-up.

About The Oklahoma Proton Center

The Oklahoma Proton Center opened in 2009 as the 6th proton center in the United States. As a result, the clinical team is one of the most experienced in the country having successfully treated thousands of patients over the past decade. The center uses state-of-the-art proton therapy technology provided by IBA, the world’s leader in proton therapy system manufacturing and operations. The center remains one of just approximately 30 centers in operations in the United States and one of just 5 centers in the Southwest.