Receiving a positive diagnosis of prostate cancer can be one of the most frightening experiences in a man’s life. An estimated 180,000 American men will walk this path in the coming year. Men do not have to face the unknown alone. The Prostate Seed Institute is here to assist throughout the treatment process and long after.
Dr. Gregory Echt, the Prostate Seed Institute’s founder, is among the world’s top radiation oncologists performing prostate seed implant procedures for the treatment of prostate cancer. In his more than three decades of medical practice, Dr. Gregory Echt has provided this highly effective radiation therapy to more than 5,000 men suffering from prostate cancer. His patients have even included other radiation oncologists and urologists.
Dr. Echt and his team of radiation oncologists offer the following prostate cancer treatment options:
- Prostate Seed Implantation
- External Beam Radiation Therapy (IMRT and IGRT)
- Combination Therapy
- High Dose Rate Radiation Therapy (HDR)
At the Prostate Seed Institute, we work directly with patients and their families to determine which treatment option is right for them. It is our goal to help men understand what it means to have been diagnosed with prostate cancer and to empower them to explore all their treatment options. Our ultimate mission is to guide a patient on a path that leads to the best possible outcome in each unique case, taking into account circumstances that are particular to the patient.
A diagnosis of prostate cancer can be life changing, but it can very often result in full remission when the right treatment is selected. Since nearly 90 percent of prostate cancer cases are detected while the cancer remains localized, men can rest assured the cure rate is quite high. According to the American Cancer Society, when prostate cancer is treated in its early, localized stage, nearly 100 percent of all patients can expect to be disease-free after five years.
Despite the highly encouraging numbers, prostate cancer does remain the most common form of this disease diagnosed in men. In response, the Prostate Seed Institute provides comprehensive, expert treatments, such as High Dose Radiation Therapy (HDR), External Beam Radiation Therapy (IMRT and IGRT), and – one of the most promising, least invasive forms of treatment, Prostate Seed Implantation (Brachytherapy). We also provide the option of Combination Therapy.
Dr. Gregory Echt has been in practice since 1989 and has treated thousands of men using prostate seed implantation therapy. This treatment is among the fastest-growing options for many men and remains Dr. Echt’s preferred method of treatment. This non-surgical, minimally invasive treatment is virtually painless, fast and is associated with a quicker recovery time and reduced side-effects than other treatment options.
At the Prostate Seed Institute, we are dedicated to providing superior patient care. Under the guidance of Dr. Gregory Echt, our expert team of medical professionals helps men throughout the entire process – from diagnosis and testing through recovery and beyond. From helping educate patients about the nuances of their disease to assisting with the selection of a therapy, we are here every step of the way to help men enjoy the highest level of treatment success with the fewest side effects possible.
Veterans with Prostate Cancer
Many Veterans now have the option to receive non-VA health care rather than waiting for a VA appointment or traveling to a VA facility. The new VA Choice Program, which began November 5, 2014, will cover non-VA care for eligible Veterans enrolled in VA healthcare. Dr. Echt is proud to be an American and enjoys working with and helping veterans to overcome prostate cancer. Call to discuss your prostate cancer treatment options such as radiation therapy, prostate seed implants with the best prostate cancer doctors and specialists in Dallas, Texas.