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Prostate cancer answers with Dr. Jianan Graybill

Written by Dr. Jianan Graybill on 6/28/2014 6:00:00 AM

Dr. Jianan Graybill, is a radiation oncologist and certified MD Anderson Cancer Network® physician.

There are only a few cancer centers in the country that offer high dose rate brachytherapy. Community Cancer Care is one of them.

Commonly called HDR brachytherapy, this cancer treatment is a form of temporary seed implant used to treat prostate cancer. It is the ultimate conformal therapy.

“HDR Brachytherapy has the ability to shape the radiation dose to fit the (prostate) tumor and avoid normal tissue,” said Graybill.

HDR brachytherapy can be used alone or in combination with other treatment modalities, such as external beam radiation. Guidelines from American Brachytherapy Society recommend that HDR brachytherapy be considered as a way to escalate the dose of radiation in men receiving radiation therapy as their primary therapy for prostate cancer. continue reading ...


Prostate cancer screening: Is it for me?

Written by Dr. Jianan Graybill on 6/19/2014 6:00:00 AM

Dr. Jianan Graybill, is a radiation oncologist and certified MD Anderson Cancer Network® physician.

Dr. Jianan Graybill, prostate cancer expert at Community

What do men need to know about watchful waiting in order to catch prostate cancer before it becomes aggressive?

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in America for men (skin cancer is number one). One in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime. 

Prostate cancer typically has no symptoms or warning signs in the early stages. For men with advanced disease, these men will typically have urinary symptoms or erectile dysfunction. They may also complain of severe back pain (because the cancer has spread to the spine). continue reading ...


Prostate cancer: Diet, ADT and bone health

Written by Community Health Network on 2/25/2014 7:00:00 PM

Dr. Jianan Graybill, is a radiation oncologist and certified MD Anderson Cancer Network® physician.

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men worldwide. An estimated 233,000 cases will be diagnosed in 2014. The clinical behavior of prostate cancer ranges from a microscopic, well-differentiated tumor that may never be clinically significant, to an aggressive high-grade cancer that ultimately causes death.

The frequency of a diagnosis of prostate cancer has increased, due largely to the widespread use of serum prostate specific antigen (PSA) screening. Since 1995 the number of incidences of prostate cancer has risen at a rate of about one percent per year. continue reading ...


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