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Las Vegas Prostate Cancer Center

7150 W. Sunset Road
Las VegasNevada 89113

Office: (702) 834-3961
Fax: (702) 586-1319

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What Patients Can Expect

Your first consultation appointment will take about an hour and consists of the following steps:

  • A Las Vegas Prostate Cancer Center staff member will talk with you about your current and past medical history, review any medications you may be taking and answer your questions.

  • A radiation oncologist will conduct a physical exam, review your medical history, x-rays and test results and order any additional tests, if needed.

  • The radiation oncologist will talk with you about how you could benefit from radiation therapy, explain the details of treatment and potential side effects and answer your questions.

  • A staff member will verify your insurance information with you and introduce to you our financial policy.

Please bring these things with you to your consultation appointment:

  • X-rays (CT, MRI, Bone Scan)

  • List of your current medications including name of each drug and dose

  • Health insurance card or information

  • Advance directive or medical power of attorney, if available

  • You are encouraged to bring a family member or other support person with you to your consultation appointment.

Fiducial Marker Placement

If you and the radiation oncologist determine that radiation therapy is the appropriate treatment, you will be scheduled to return to your urologist to have the fiducial markers implanted into your prostate. This process is similar to the biopsy procedure that you had prior to diagnosis.

CT Simulation

The treatment planning sessions, sometimes referred to as simulation, help the radiation oncology team determine the best set-up for the radiation beams to most effectively target the prostate with as little radiation as possible to the healthy tissues around it. These treatment planning sessions will last approximately one hour (and are similar to having a CT scan). During this visit to the center, we will also provide you with an estimate of your out-of-pocket expenses for your treatments at Las Vegas Prostate Cancer Center and answer any questions.

Beginning Your Treatment

Upon completion of treatment planning, your IMRT/IGRT prostate cancer treatment
will begin. Treatments will usually take place Monday through Friday at the same
appointment time each day (for approximately 2 months).