Advanced Treatment for Prostate Cancer
Treatment for Prostate Cancer
The St. Vincent's Birmingham Bruno Cancer Center offers Calypso® technology, which provides accurate, precise, real-time tracking to keep radiation focused on the tumor, and away from nearby healthy tissue.
If you have prostate cancer and your doctor has prescribed radiation therapy, you may want to consider Calypso® radiation therapy as part of your treatment.
To make an appointment, call 205-939-7884.
Calypso® technology enables doctors to locate and track the tumor before and during each prostate radiation treatment. When the tumor moves outside of the field of radiation, therapy can be stopped and the patient repositioned to ensure the tumor, not surrounding healthy tissue, receives radiation. This can help decrease the effects of radiation on other organs, including the bladder, rectum and organs involved in sexual function.