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Prostate Cancer

Choice Cancer Care -  - Board Certified Medical Oncologist

Choice Cancer Care

BOARD CERTIFIED MEDICAL ONCOLOGISTS, RADIATION ONCOLOGISTS, & HEMATOLOGISTS LOCATED IN IRVING, TX; LEWISVILLE, TX; PLANO, TX; & SOUTHLAKE, TX

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men in the United States. When detected and treated early, most men diagnosed with prostate cancer recover completely. The experienced, compassionate physicians at Choice Cancer Care in Plano, Lewisville, Irving, and Southlake, Texas, use cutting-edge technology to successfully treat prostate cancer. If you’ve been diagnosed with prostate cancer, schedule a confidential consultation to find out more about your treatment options. Call the clinic nearest you or book an appointment online today.

Prostate Cancer Q & A

What’s prostate cancer?

The male prostate gland is about the size of a walnut and surrounds the urethra below the bladder, just in front of the rectum.

Prostate cancer results when malignant cells multiply in the prostate gland. Of the several types of prostate cancer, the majority grow slowly. Some types, though, are rapid-growth cancers.

Am I at risk of prostate cancer?

All men carry some risk of prostate cancer. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, about 13 of every 100 American men will develop prostate cancer during their lifetime.

African-American men have a higher risk of prostate cancer, develop the disease at a younger age, and are more likely to have a severe form of it than other men in the United States. Obesity and a family history of prostate cancer are also associated with an increased chance of developing the disease.

Your risk also increases with age. Men 55-69 or who have other risk factors are encouraged to get screened for prostate cancer. Detecting prostate cancer in its early stages increases your chance of successful treatment.

How is prostate cancer treated?

If you’ve been diagnosed with prostate cancer, your treatment options depend on the type of prostate cancer you have, how quickly the disease is progressing, if it’s spread to any tissues outside the prostate gland, and the risks and benefits of specific treatments.

Available treatments for prostate cancer include:

  • Active surveillance: regular blood tests, rectal exams, and/or biopsies to monitor its progress
  • Androgen deprivation therapy: deprives cancer cells of the hormones necessary to their survival
  • HIFU: high-energy sound waves targeting the cancer cells
  • Cryotherapy: freezing diseased tissue to kill the cancer cells
  • Radiation therapy: using high-powered rays of energy to kill cancer cells
  • Prostatectomy: surgery to remove the gland and in some cases surrounding tissue and lymph nodes

If surgery is necessary, the team at Choice Cancer Care are expert surgeons who perform a range of prostatectomies, from minimally invasive procedures to traditional open surgery.

If you’ve been diagnosed with prostate cancer and you’d like to discuss treatments, call Choice Cancer Care or book an appointment online today.