Prostate Cancer & Treatment

About Prostate Cancer

male anatomyThe prostate is a male reproductive gland about the size of a walnut that produces a fluid found in semen.  Located below the bladder and in front of the rectum, the prostate surrounds the urethra- the tube that empties urine from the bladder.

Prostate Cancer affects nearly 1 in 6 men in the United States during their lifetime.  Nearly 186,000 men in the United States will be diagnosed this year alone. Although prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in the United States, if diagnosed and treated in its early stages has a cure rate of over 90%. It is estimated that more than 2 million men in the United States are currently living with prostate cancer.

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Prostate Cancer Treatment

If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with prostate cancer there are a range of treatment options to consider. Treatment options range from active surveillance to radical prostatectomy (removal of the prostate gland). Treatment options and prognosis vary from person to person depending on age, current health, stage of the cancer, and personal preference.  New medical breakthroughs are enabling cancer patients to return to their daily lives sooner so talk to your doctor about what treatment option is best for you.

Robotic prostatectomy is the #1 choice for the treatment of early-stage prostate cancer in the United States. This minimally invasive procedure is performed with the assistance of the Da vinci® Surgical System which provides unsurpassed benefits to both surgeon and patient.

Our Urologic Robot Team here at the CARES Center have performed over 400 Robotic Prostatectomies and currently perform 100% of Radical Prostatectomies via the Da Vinci® Surgical System.

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Robotic Prostatectomy - Is it right for you?

To learn more about Robotic Prostatectomy and whether it is the right treatment option for you, contact us or call us at (919) 966-9696.