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New Prostate Cancer Treatment In Sioux Falls

February 18, 2014, 6:15 PM by Casey Wonnenberg

New Prostate Cancer Treatment In Sioux Falls

A new treatment available in Sioux Falls will help men battling one of the most common cancers.

At 65 years old, Mike Randall knows the importance of yearly physicals.

"I went in for my yearly physical. Actually it had been 13 months, so maybe a little longer than I should have," Randall said.

But Randall was not expecting his diagnosis. Around five years ago doctors said not only did he have prostate cancer, but it was very aggressive.

"On a one to ten scale, ten being the highest, mine was a nine," Randall said.

Randall has tried several different treatments, including a therapy where he had to travel to Minneapolis. This therapy, called PROVENGE, uses a patient's own immune cells to target prostate cancer cells. It's for patients who have advanced prostate cancer.

On Tuesday officials at Avera McKennan announced the hospital would now offer the complete treatment in Sioux Falls.

"The main benefit that we see is survival advantage," Avera Medical Oncologist and Hematologist Dr. Addison Tolentino said.

Tolentino says in a clinical trial PROVENGE reduced the risk of death by almost 23 percent and it also has less side effects.

Randall says he did not get sick from PROVENGE, which is different from some of the other therapies. While he's still battling cancer, Randall is thankful that there's always new treatments available for future generations.

Approximately one in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Learn more about PROVENGE in the video below.

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