- By Cynthia Weiss
New imaging technology aids in prostate cancer diagnosis, treatment
When John Sullivan learned his prostate cancer had returned, after more than 10 years of dormancy, he was understandably anxious. But John has been able to keep his disease in check and continue life as an active retiree after going for treatment at Mayo Clinic Cancer Center in Florida.
Part of John's treatments involves a cyclotron. The machine generates choline C-11 for a positron emission tomography scans (PET), which can detect prostate cancer cells far earlier and with more precision than conventional imaging tests. Mayo Clinic has cyclotron facilities in Minnesota and Arizona. Learn more about prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment options.
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