Prostate cancer is the most common cancer for men with more than 183,000 new diagnoses each year. It's a highly treatable cancer, with options ranging from watchful waiting to surgery to radiation. But treatments aren't without side effects. Eric Hansen, MD, a radiation oncologist at The Oregon Clinic and Daniel Janoff, MD, a urologist at Northwest Urology, joined us to share more about these side effects and how SpaceOAR Hydrogel can minimize common side effects from radiation treatment.
SpaceOAR Hydrogel is an FDA-cleared option that temporarily pushes the rectum farther away from the prostate. By separating the prostate from the rectum, the radiation dose delivered to the rectum is reduced, which may lessen damage to the rectum and other surrounding tissues. Clinical data shows that SpaceOAR Hydrogel improves the chance of maintaining normal bowel function and also urinary and sexual function.
To learn more about SpaceOAR Hydrogel and how it works or to find a doctor near you, visit the SpaceOAR Hydrogel website.
This segment sponsored by Boston Scientific.