Prostate Cancer

The Reality: One in five men over 60 will get prostate cancer. In the next 20 years, the number of men with prostate cancer will triple and the number of deaths will double. However, early diagnosis allows us to successfully treat the cancer while it is still confined to the prostate. If it’s not confined, we offer the most state-of-the-art surgical treatment options in northern Michigan.

What are the symptoms? In most men, there are no symptoms in the early stages of the disease. For others, the symptoms can include discomfort and/or urination control, blood in the urine, painful ejaculation, sudden loss of weight and/or appetite, or pain in the lower back, hip or upper thigh area. If you have any of these symptoms, it is probably wise to call us and schedule a thorough urological examination.

How do we treat it? Depending on the stage of the cancer, treatment options include hormonal therapy to reduce the level of testosterone or one of many different surgical techniques, some less invasive than others (nerve sparing retropubic prostatectomy and perineal prostatectomy, prostate brachytherapy).

Prostate Cancer Links: Urology Health