The expert team of urologists at Rio Grande Urology are at the forefront of treating prostate cancer through the Advanced Prostate Cancer Center. Within the U.S. alone, about 1 in 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point in their lifetime. This makes staying on the cutting edge of treatment more important than ever.
At RGU’s Advanced Prostate Cancer Center, the urological team not only provides patients the best care possible, but they also work to stay current with the latest in prostate cancer research and treatment. From testing to medication to treatment, including immunotherapy and chemotherapy, the RGU team is equipped to identify the right course of action for each individual’s needs.
“Research continues to improve as we gain a better understanding of prostate cancer,” says Daniel Voglewede, MD, FACS. “Depending on the cancer stage and the specific needs of the individual, we might recommend different treatment options. That’s why it’s important to have a well-rounded prostate cancer center like ours, one that offers radiation, hormone therapy, and surgery.”
September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and the RGU team wants to remind patients of these important facts and tips about prostate cancer:
- Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death of men in the U.S., but this can change with early detection and treatment.
- Most men diagnosed with prostate cancer do not die from it.
- Catching prostate cancer early is key to getting ahead of the cancer with the right treatment.
- If you are a man age 50 or older, talk to your doctor about scheduling a PSA screening.
- Don’t wait to start healthy lifestyle habits for urological health.
- If you are diagnosed with prostate cancer, take time to talk with your doctor about the best treatment options for you, including active surveillance for those identified as low-risk.
The most important thing to remember: Every person is different when it comes to prostate cancer, from your individual risk factors to what type of treatment you may need. Your care starts with awareness and prevention. Talk with your doctor about your health plan and when you should get screened. Schedule an appointment today. The RGU team is here to help, as they continue to pursue the latest treatments and care options to fight prostate cancer.