Choose the prostate cancer treatment right for you with help from your team of experts.
 

Prostate cancer is common cancer in men. Fortunately, most types of prostate cancer grow slowly—so slowly, you might never require treatment. At Ellis Medicine, we work with you to determine precisely what kind of prostate cancer you have and what treatment, whether regular screenings or the latest clinical trial, is right for you.

We want to ensure you understand all your options, their risks, and their benefits. Our expert team will teach you about prostate surgery, chemotherapy, highly targeted radiation therapy, and more so you can choose the treatment that works for your cancer and your lifestyle. You can rely on us to support you and your health throughout your prostate cancer journey.

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What is Prostate Cancer

The prostate is a small gland in men that produces seminal fluid. As men age, they have an increased risk of developing prostate cancer, resulting in prostate cells.

Fortunately, prostate cancer is often slow-growing. Men may or may not ever need treatment for prostate cancer, depending on what type of cancer they have.

Prevention & Screening

You can lower your risk for prostate cancer by eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and maintaining a healthy weight. However, living a healthy lifestyle alone may not prevent prostate cancer.

It's not clear that men should undergo regular screening for prostate cancer. If you have a family history of prostate cancer or are concerned about your prostate, talk to your doctor about the possible benefits and harms of prostate cancer screening.

Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

A prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test might be the first clue that you have prostate cancer. This blood test detects if you have a large amount of PSA in your blood, which could indicate cancer or not.

Your doctor can then perform an ultrasound or other imaging tests to examine your prostate. They may use a needle to take a sample of your prostate cells. A pathologist will look at these cells under a microscope to determine if they are cancerous.

Prostate Cancer Treatment

Your treatment depends on if your prostate cancer grows fast or slowly. If it grows slowly, you might choose active surveillance instead of treatment. For active surveillance, your doctor will screen you regularly to ensure your cancer has not grown quickly.

If you do have fast-growing cancer, you might need surgery to remove your prostate. Radiation therapy, which uses radiation to kill cancer cells, could also help treat your cancer. Because prostate cancer cells use testosterone to grow, hormone therapy to block testosterone can prevent cancer from growing or coming back.

Life-saving cancer care, nearby in your community.

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