Prostate Cancer

Overview

Prostate Cancer is the most common cancer in men. It is recommended that all men over the age of 50 have a yearly rectal exam and PSA test. Patients with a family history of prostate cancer and those of African descent should begin screening at age 40. 

Prostate cancer is the abnormal growth of cells in the tissues of a man’s prostate gland. The prostate gland is a walnut-shaped organ below a man's bladder that creates fluid for semen.

About 1 in 6 men will develop prostate cancer in his lifetime, and it’s most common in men older than 65. It’s the most common type of cancer in American men. The good news is the disease is very manageable and often can be cured. More than 99 percent of men with prostate cancer will live more than five years after being diagnosed.

Symptoms include:

  • Problems when you urinate, such as:
    • Not being able to urinate
    • Having a hard time starting or stopping the flow of urine
    • Having to urinate often, especially at night
    • Having pain or burning during urination
  • Difficulty having an erection
  • Blood in your urine or semen
  • Deep and frequent pain in your lower back, belly, hip or pelvis

Treatments

We offer cancer screening, diagnostic tests and a full range of treatment options including:

Resources

General Urology
www.urologytoday.com

Prostate Online 
www.prostate-online.com

Prostate Cancer Support Group 
www.ustoo.com

American Urological Association Foundation 
www.auafoundation.org