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Prostate Cancer Treatment at SCCA

Prostate Cancer Treatment at SCCA

The best options for prostate cancer treatment in the United States can be found at SCCA. The physicians and researchers focus on one area, helping them to know everything about that disease and how treatments can be personalized. The SCCA prostate program is multidisciplinary and combined expertise on both the clinical and research sides create multiple areas of insight for every patient. More options increase the likelihood to prolong and create a better quality of life. Evidence is clear that it matters where you get your treatment, that survival is based on the provider. SCCA sets the standard care for the nation, and is a step ahead of what community cancer centers or physicians can offer in terms of insight, experience, education, and novel treatments.

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