Sunday, February 1, 2009

New tech helps fight prostate cancer

By Denise Dador

Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer among men. This year alone about 30,000 men will die from it. Now a more targeted treatment is giving men renewed hope for survival.

Fred Hallett has sailed the world. From the Azores to England to Africa, Fred spent ten months at sea on his sailboat Fantasia. But as hard as it is to live everyday on the open water, it was nothing compared to being told he had prostate cancer.

"I was less scared in the ocean," said Hallett.

Georgetown University doctors are using the CyberKnife -- a more targeted approach -- to kill Fred's prostate cancer.

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