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Bernard W. “Bill” Taylor, M.D.

Dr. Bernard W. Taylor

Bernard W. Taylor, M.D.

Provider Type: Physician
Specialties: Radiation Oncology
Board Certifications: Radiation Oncology

Dr. Taylor knew at age 5 that he wanted to be a doctor. It was in Medical School that he was introduced to Radiation Oncology. He was accepted to MD Anderson and University of Florida and ultimately chose UF as his residency. After a short stent in Albany, Georgia, he was offered an opportunity to return to his home state of Texas and help open the Longview Cancer Center in May of 1993. It was in 1995 that LDR prostate brachytherapy was starting to be available to patients. He did a training in Seattle and started doing the procedure in Longview in 1996.

The pre-plan method was the only method available at that time. It was at a meeting with Dr Richard Stock (an expert in the field of prostate seed implants), where Dr Taylor saw the “dynamic Planning” technique and knew he had to change. Since 2004, he has done 3000 implants using this method. Over the years, he has improved on this technique.

He has trained physicians in this technique for a decade, including residents from UTSW and MD Anderson. He has treated patients from many states, and is mentoring patients thru their journey by telephone. Dr Taylor had a passion for this highly precise, targeted technique that offers the highest chance of cure for localized prostate cancer. Dr. Taylor also is a cancer survivor.  Being diagnosed with Low Risk Prostate cancer in 2012, Dr. Taylor chose LDR Prostate Brachytherapy for his cancer as well. Not only is he able to offer this treatment, but he can also empathize with patients as he has experienced this himself.  

He is presently a teaching proctor for Isoray, Inc.  “Every patient deserves a chance to hear about ALL their options. Many times Brachytherapy is just not part of the conversation. My hope is that we can allow patients who desire to know about LDR Barchytherapy an opportunity to evaluate this highly precise, effective therapy that can be delivered conveniently in one day.”- Dr Taylor.


Education

Residency in Radiation Oncology
University of Florida/Shands Hospital
Chief Resident 1989-1990

Internship
University of Florida/Shands Hospital
Oncology Transitional Internship

Medical Doctorate
University of Texas Medical School at Houston

Bachelor of Science in Biology
Abilene Christian University

Patient

Survivor Stories

With two powerful treatment options or combining them, Texas Prostate Seed Institute can help treat your prostate cancer safely and effectively so you can get back to living your life.

SURVIVOR | Carl Janssens

“I was surprised by how easy it was.” – Carl Janssens, Prostate Cancer Survivor on Brachytherapy. “[After the treatment] we walked out and went home.”

 

Although scientifically well documented, not enough prostate cancer patients are aware of the efficacy and advantageous side effect profile of brachytherapy, particularly Cesium-131.

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Survivor Stories

With two powerful treatment options or combining them, Texas Prostate Seed Institute can help treat your prostate cancer safely and effectively so you can get back to living your life.

SURVIVOR | Dave Ricordati

During Dave’s initial diagnosis for prostate cancer, his primary care physician and his urologist did not steer him toward brachytherapy.

“Assuming you are not going to hear all of your options from your physician, and you are kind of on your own, then I always suggest people do their own homework,” says Dave. “Which is exactly what we did.” So they took to the internet. His “pillar of strength,” Dave’s wife, worked alongside him to figure out all of his options.

In most conversations with physicians, following his own research, they all seemed to say the same thing: “Let’s take it out. We will take out your entire prostate and cure your cancer.” Then he visited the Chicago Prostate Cancer Center where Dr. Brian Moran had a different treatment option, without the harsh side effects of a prostatectomy. Brachytherapy.

Patient

Survivor Stories

With two powerful treatment options or combining them, Texas Prostate Seed Institute can help treat your prostate cancer safely and effectively so you can get back to living your life.

SURVIVOR | John Aguzino

Prostate cancer survivor John Aguzino and his daughter Celeste discuss his prostate cancer treatment journey and the importance of prostate cancer support networks.

The importance of support networks for men undergoing treatment for prostate cancer can not be understated. Men might be less prone to opening up about their health, but prostate cancer is highly treatable and there are support networks available. Many of these prostate cancer support networks engage survivors to talk about the disease, treatment options and post-treatment quality of life expectations. John Aguzino is one of those survivors.

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Survivor Stories

With two powerful treatment options or combining them, Texas Prostate Seed Institute can help treat your prostate cancer safely and effectively so you can get back to living your life.

SURVIVOR | Lou Lotorto

Lou was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2007. After investigating all of his options, Lou eventually chose brachytherapy.

“I never had a day when I had a regret I might have chosen the right course. We all have our second thoughts, I had none. It was a smooth operation all the way including my recovery. In essence, I never had any time I was laid up or brought down. I kept my normal, busy schedule. I never felt like my energy was flagging or that I made a wrong choice.”

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