Prostate Cancer

According to the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health, prostate cancer is a disease in which cancer cells form in the tissues of the prostate (a gland in the male reproductive system located below the bladder and in front of the rectum). Prostate cancer is found mainly in older men, which is why its symptoms can be confused with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), a noncancerous condition where the prostate becomes enlarged and causes trouble during urination or sex.

Symptoms

You should visit your doctor if you experience one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Weak or interrupted urination
  • Frequent urination (especially at night)
  • Pain or burning during urination
  • Blood in the urine or semen
  • Constant pain in the back, hips or pelvis
  • Painful ejaculation

Treatment Options

At the Capital Health Center for Oncology, our multidisciplinary team offers a variety of treatment options to develop a comprehensive, individualized treatment plan that is convenient for patients and referring physicians. Treatment options may include one or more of the following options: chemotherapy, radiation therapy (using either the TrueBeamTM Linear Accelerator or CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery System), and minimally invasive surgery (using the da Vinci® Surgical System).

Our center also participates in various clinical trials that offer patients the very latest in cancer care while giving physicians and researchers the opportunity to study the effectiveness of the treatment.

Prostate Cancer Health Library

Click here to learn more about prostate cancer in our online health library.

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