Prostate Cancer – Specialized Care for Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is as common among men as breast cancer among women.  Certain men are at increased risk. As men age, the risk of developing prostate cancer increases.  Men with family history of prostate cancer (brother, father, son) are at increased risk as are men of African American descent.

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Prostate cancer tends to be present without causing severe symptoms for  a long period of time.  Early diagnosis can be beneficial.  Presence of any urinary symptoms such as difficulty with urination, frequent urination, blood in urine or increased urination at night should prompt a thorough evaluation.  While these symptoms can also be caused by BPH and UTI, a thorough urological evaluation will determine the cause.

Sometimes prostate cancer can present late with symptoms such as bone pain, difficulty with urination and blood in urine.  Oftentimes, it is more subtle.  A thorough urological evaluation will help to determine if you are at increased risk.

Men after age 50 are at increased risk for developing prostate problems including prostate cancer.  Effective treatment for prostate cancer is available.

Some men may benefit from early detection of prostate cancer.  Learn more about our extensive experience providing world-class comprehensive prostate cancer care to men and their families including Robotic Surgery.

For a thorough evaluation and treatment, schedule an appointment with a prostate specialist, a board certified urologist.

Last modified on February 10, 2014