Prostate cancer affects each person differently; this type of cancer starts in the prostate gland. The prostate is a small, walnut-sized structure and is considered a part of a man’s reproductive system. It wraps around the urethra, the tube that carries urine out of the body. Prostate cancer is the most common cause of death in men over the age of 75. Because of this high statistic, we strongly recommend annual exams after reaching the age of 40 to identify cancer early while it is still treatable.
Prostate cancer, a significant concern in men’s health, originates in the prostate gland. Often silent in early stages, it may manifest later with symptoms like urinary difficulty and bone pain. Risk factors include age, with older men at higher risk, a family history of the disease, and ethnicity, with African American men facing a higher incidence. Diagnosis typically involves PSA blood tests and digital rectal exams, followed by biopsies for confirmation. Treatment options are diverse, ranging from active surveillance in early stages to surgery, radiation therapy, and hormone treatments in advanced cases. Each patient’s treatment is tailored, considering factors like age, stage of cancer, and overall health. Emphasizing early detection, our clinic offers comprehensive care and support for those affected, ensuring the best possible outcomes in managing prostate cancer.