The Prostate Cancer Center offers a full array of services to you and your personal physician through one centralized service. Whether you need answers to prostate cancer questions or your physician would like the consultation of a multidisciplinary physician panel to review cases and discuss treatment options, we can help you meet your needs. To make you feel more comfortable, our Cancer Center Director is a certified oncology nurse as well as a certified oncology nurse navigator. The nurse will help you to understand your treatment options and provide emotional support to you and your family before, during and after treatment. The Prostate Health Center at the Coliseum Cancer Institute offers these important services:
- Robotic Surgery – a new category of surgery, introduced with the development of the da Vinci® Surgical System, is being used by an increasing number of surgeons worldwide for prostatectomy and other urologic procedures. This minimally invasive approach, utilizing the latest in surgical and robotics technologies, is ideal for delicate urologic surgery. Using da Vinci, your surgeon has a better tool to spare surrounding nerves, which may enhance both your recovery experience and clinical outcomes.
- Prostate clinical trials
Prostate Cancer & Treatment
The prostate is a male reproductive gland 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.
Catch Prostate Cancer Early
Prostate cancer affects the prostate gland and may spread to surrounding structures. While most men with prostate cancer have no symptoms, physicians can find prostate cancer during a regular checkup, using a combination of a blood test called a PSA and a digital rectal exam (DRE).
Nearly 1 in 6 American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. With greater awareness, prostate cancer detection is on the rise and mortality is declining. Moreover, better treatments are allowing more men to return to active and productive lives after treatment.
If the you have an early diagnosis of prostate cancer, there is usually a range of treatment options. These may include conservative management, radiation therapy with either external bream or brachytherapy therapy, cryosurgery and prostatectomy – surgical removal of the prostate. Your treatment options will depend on a number of factors, including the stage of the disease, your age and health or personal preference.
US TOO Support Group
We offer the US TOO Support Group for prostate cancer education and support designed for prostate cancer survivors and caregivers.
Date: The 3rd Monday of each month at 6:00 PM
Location: Coliseum Medical Centers, Bldg. C, Suite 120
Facilitator: Dr. James Lewis, Southeastern Urology Associates