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Webinar: Prostate Cancer Overview and Treatment Options

Dr. Paul Yonover and Dr. Par Mehta
UroPartners Cancer Treatment Center
Glenview, Illinois

Dr. Yonover and Metha

About 1 in 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and it is estimated that about 191,930 new cases will be diagnosed annually in the U.S. alone.1 Urologist Dr. Paul M. Yonover and radiation oncologist Dr. Par Mehta discuss prostate cancer and treatment options, including radiation with SpaceOAR Hydrogel.


1. Key Statistics for Prostate Cancer. American Cancer Society. Accessed February 17, 2020.

SpaceOAR Hydrogel is intended to temporarily move the rectal wall away from the prostate during the course of radiotherapy treatment for prostate cancer, and in creating this space it is the intent of SpaceOAR Hydrogel to reduce the radiation dose affecting the rectum. 

SpaceOAR Hydrogel contains polyethylene glycol (PEG). As with any medical treatment, there are some risks involved with the use of SpaceOAR Hydrogel. Potential complications associated with SpaceOAR Hydrogel include, but are not limited to: pain associated with injection, pain or discomfort from the  hydrogel, site inflammation, infection (including abscess), inability to urinate, urgent need to urinate, constipation, rectal muscle spasm, damage to lining of rectum, ulcers, fistula (a hole between rectum and bladder, urethra, or skin below the scrotum), perforation (hole in prostate, bladder, urethra, rectum), necrosis (dead tissue), allergic reaction (local reaction or more severe reaction, such as anaphylaxis), embolism (blood vessel blockage is possible and may happen outside of the pelvis, potentially impacting vital organs or legs), fainting, and bleeding. Please talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits related to using SpaceOAR Hydrogel. If one or more of these complications occur, you may need medical treatment or surgery. URO-1288805-AA 

Caution: U.S. Federal law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a physician.

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