The internationally recognized Radiation Oncology specialists at Miami Cancer Institute can sometimes treat prostate cancer with an extremely advanced technology called rectal spacer.
Rectal spacer technology moves the rectum away from the prostate, which reduces radiation exposure to the rectum, minimizing risk of treatment-induced gastrointestinal side effects for prostate cancer patients undergoing high-dose radiation.
Most patients can be candidates for rectal spacer technology, which the Cancer Institute’s experts often use for patients undergoing treatment that includes intensity modulated radiotherapy, stereotactic body radiotherapy, brachytherapy or proton therapy.
Internationally recognized radiation oncology expert Marcio Fagundes, M.D., is one of the first specialists anywhere to use rectal spacer technology for prostate cancer patients treated with proton therapy, introducing this innovative therapy to South Florida at the Cancer Institute.
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Miami Cancer Institute offers one of the world’s most comprehensive and advanced radiation oncology programs, including South Florida’s first proton therapy center. We are the only cancer center in the world to offer all of the latest radiation therapies in one place, which enables us to choose what treatment is right for you.