In the United States, prostate cancer is the second most common type of cancer detected in men. Prostate cancer is different compared to other cancer types because most tumors do not spread outside of the prostate. Usually, prostate cancer is slow-growing and very treatable, allowing men to live in good health for several years.
Prostate cancer grades and the Gleason Score are going to be a part of the discussion with your cancer specialist. Find out what they mean.
If you just found out you have prostate cancer, take a deep breath. You’ve been diagnosed with one of the most treatable forms of cancer. The WVCI team of prostate cancer experts is ready to talk with you about all of your treatment options. It’s important that you learn all of your options so you can choose the prostate treatment plan that is right for you.
We offer a personalized approach to prostate cancer treatment, including state-of-the-art technology with fewer side effects. During your first appointment, we’ll help you navigate the process and the options. This is your decision. You are your best advocate.
There are a few different directions that prostate cancer treatment can take, depending on your specific situation. It’s normal to feel anxious and overwhelmed during this period. You’re suddenly facing some unexpected choices and an unknown outcome, so you’re certain to have many questions.
We recommend that you take a step back to get informed about your diagnosis and treatment options. You don’t need to have surgery or radiation immediately. You have time to find out consult with an oncologist about what your options are and choose the one that’s going to be best for you.
Thomas C. Sroka, MD, PhD
Prostate removal surgery can often be avoided. Here are other treatments to consider that keep the prostate intact.
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For some patients, watchful waiting is the best approach until the cancer starts to grow further.
WVCI offers several different radiation therapy options for prostate cancer.
Hormone therapy to slow the growth of prostate cancer and other systemic therapies can be treatment options.