Prostate cancer diagnosis.

Prostate cancer

Every prostate cancer is different. Choose a skilled cancer care team that treats you – and your cancer – individually.

What’s a prostate?

The prostate is a walnut-shaped gland that helps make semen. It’s located between a man’s bladder and penis.

Tests for prostate cancer

About 1 in 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. Regular screenings can help you find the condition early – when it’s easier to treat. Ask your primary care provider when you should start routine prostate cancer screenings, such as prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood tests.

Individual prostate cancer care plan

Partner with your ProHealth cancer team to create a care plan that’s right for you. Expect your plan to consider:

  • How far your cancer has spread (stage).
  • Whether your cancer resembles healthy cells (Gleason score).
  • How likely it is that your cancer will grow and spread to other parts of the body.
  • Your age and overall health.
  • Your preferences.
  • Your treatment goals.

Monitoring prostate cancer

If you’re diagnosed with a small, slow-growing prostate tumor that isn’t causing any symptoms, your doctor may recommend active surveillance. This means you don’t start treatment right away. Instead, you work with your care team to keep a close eye on your cancer. This may include:

  • Exam and PSA test every three to six months
  • Prostate biopsy every year

Prostate cancer treatments

If your prostate cancer care plan includes active treatment, access a full range of advanced therapies at ProHealth Care, including:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Hormone therapy – Reduces male hormones (androgens) to shrink or slow down prostate cancer
  • Precision medicine and targeted therapy
  • Radiation therapy including radiosurgery and brachytherapy
  • Prostatectomy – Surgery to remove the prostate gland and sometimes nearby lymph nodes

Robotic-assisted prostate cancer surgery

Trust surgeons with experience performing robotic-assisted surgery. If you’re a candidate for this minimally invasive approach, you may benefit from:

  • Faster return to erectile function and urinary continence
  • Lower risk of complications
  • Shorter hospital stay

Prostate cancer clinical trials

Get the latest treatments for prostate cancer. Ask your care team about clinical trials.

Support services

Look to ProHealth for comprehensive wellness and support services throughout your cancer journey. Connect with others facing similar situations when you join our prostate cancer support group.

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Contact us

Call 262-696-0909 to make an appointment or learn more about the UW Cancer Center at ProHealth Care.

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