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Rancho Mirage and Coachella Valley Cancer Treatment Options

Prostate Cancer Treatment Options in Rancho Mirage & Coachella Valley

Desert Radiation Specialists and the Prostate Seed Center LLC is a free-standing treatment center that places a high priority on providing a warm, caring environment. Our free-standing status also provides more affordable and totally unique treatment options compared to other facilities and hospitals. Dr. Schreiber specializes in developing new treatments and practicing special techniques in the ongoing battle against cancer, including:

  • Brachytherapy
  • Ultrasound/MRI Fusion Techniques for biopsy of prostate cancer

Brachytherapy

A form of radiation therapy where a radioisotope is inserted into the tumor and delivers intense, precise doses of radiation. Both temporary and permanent types of brachytherapy exist involving one-time procedures and long-term procedures. Radioactive material is placed inside cancerous tissue and positioned in a manner to efficiently attack cancer safely while reducing long-term side effects.

Brachytherapy has proven effective in treating prostate cancer and lowering incidences of impotence and incontinence in male patients, returning them to normal activities just days after treatment. Patients with localized (organ-confined) cancer are recommended to receive this type of treatment.

Desert Radiation Specialists and the Prostate Seed Center LLC’s Dr. Schreiber specializes in brachytherapy techniques and has performed up to 5,000 of these procedures over the last 36 years. He continues to develop medical devices that have contributed to new and innovative brachytherapy techniques.