Prostate Cancer

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Prostate cancer occurs in a man’s prostate gland and is the second most common type of cancer in men. Prostate cancer that’s detected early has a good chance of successful treatment. It is important for men to get their prostate checked regularly for early detection.

Many types of prostate cancer are slow-growing and may not need treatment. Although prostate cancer can be serious, most men diagnosed with prostate cancer will not die.

Our urologists at Urology Clinics of North Texas will address your concerns and develop a customized treatment plan to treat your prostate cancer while maintaining your health.

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There are no known causes for prostate cancer, although there are risk factors that make the disease more likely for some men.
Risk factors for prostate cancer include:

  • Age (55-69 should be regularly screened)
  • African American ethnicity
  • Family history
  • Obesity
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Many men have no signs or symptoms of prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is typically found as a result of high prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels in a blood test or as the result of a digital rectal exam. If PSA levels are high, a biopsy will remove a small piece of tissue from the prostate. If prostate cancer is detected from biopsy, a Gleason score is determined by looking at the biopsy under the microscope and will judge how likely the cancer is to spread.

Symptoms of prostate cancer can include:

  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Painful urination
  • Discomfort in the pelvic area
  • Decreased urine stream
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Depending on patient factors such as age, general health, and the severity of cancer, a treatment plan will be created by the urologist, and possibly a radiation oncologist.

Common treatments for prostate cancer include:

  • Active surveillance
  • Some forms of prostate cancer are slow-growing and can be closely monitored without any other treatment necessary.
  • Surgery
  • Some patients are candidates for a prostatectomy, where the prostate is surgically removed.
  • Radiation therapy
  • External beam therapy is the most common type of radiation therapy. CT scans and MRIs are used to determine the location of the tumor cells in order to create a personalized radiation plan for you.
  • Hormone therapy
  • Testosterone is the main fuel for prostate cancer growth. Hormone therapy is designed to control prostate cancer growth by lowering testosterone levels. Hormone therapy is often given with radiation therapy.

It is recommended to get your PSA levels checked annually to catch prostate cancer at the earliest stages.

​About 1 in 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.
Men of African descent are about 76% more likely to develop prostate cancer. All men between ages 55 and 69 should be regularly screened for prostate cancer.
Many men often show no symptoms of prostate cancer in the early stages. Symptoms of more developed prostate cancer can include erectile dysfunction, painful urination, discomfort in the pelvic area, and decreased urine stream.
Depending on patient factors such as age, general health, and the severity of cancer, a treatment plan will be created by the urologist.
Since prostate cancer is detected in the early stages 90% of the time, nearly 100% will be disease-free after five years.
prostate cancer Urology Clinics of North Texas

prostate cancer Urology Clinics of North Texas

Prostate cancer occurs in a man’s prostate gland and is the second most common type of cancer in men. Prostate cancer that’s detected early has a good chance of successful treatment. It is important for men to get their prostate checked regularly for early detection.

Many types of prostate cancer are slow-growing and may not need treatment. Although prostate cancer can be serious, most men diagnosed with prostate cancer will not die.

Our urologists at Urology Clinics of North Texas will address your concerns and develop a customized treatment plan to treat your prostate cancer while maintaining your health.

prostate cancer Urology Clinics of North Texas

There are no known causes for prostate cancer, although there are risk factors that make the disease more likely for some men.
Risk factors for prostate cancer include:

  • Age (55-69 should be regularly screened)
  • African American ethnicity
  • Family history
  • Obesity

prostate cancer Urology Clinics of North Texas

Many men have no signs or symptoms of prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is typically found as a result of high prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels in a blood test or as the result of a digital rectal exam. If PSA levels are high, a biopsy will remove a small piece of tissue from the prostate. If prostate cancer is detected from biopsy, a Gleason score is determined by looking at the biopsy under the microscope and will judge how likely the cancer is to spread.

Symptoms of prostate cancer can include:

  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Painful urination
  • Discomfort in the pelvic area
  • Decreased urine stream

prostate cancer Urology Clinics of North Texas
Depending on patient factors such as age, general health, and the severity of cancer, a treatment plan will be created by the urologist, and possibly a radiation oncologist.

Common treatments for prostate cancer include:

  • Active surveillance
  • Some forms of prostate cancer are slow-growing and can be closely monitored without any other treatment necessary.
  • Surgery
  • Some patients are candidates for a prostatectomy, where the prostate is surgically removed.
  • Radiation therapy
  • External beam therapy is the most common type of radiation therapy. CT scans and MRIs are used to determine the location of the tumor cells in order to create a personalized radiation plan for you.
  • Hormone therapy
  • Testosterone is the main fuel for prostate cancer growth. Hormone therapy is designed to control prostate cancer growth by lowering testosterone levels. Hormone therapy is often given with radiation therapy.

It is recommended to get your PSA levels checked annually to catch prostate cancer at the earliest stages.

​About 1 in 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.
Men of African descent are about 76% more likely to develop prostate cancer. All men between ages 55 and 69 should be regularly screened for prostate cancer.
Many men often show no symptoms of prostate cancer in the early stages. Symptoms of more developed prostate cancer can include erectile dysfunction, painful urination, discomfort in the pelvic area, and decreased urine stream.
Depending on patient factors such as age, general health, and the severity of cancer, a treatment plan will be created by the urologist.
Since prostate cancer is detected in the early stages 90% of the time, nearly 100% will be disease-free after five years.

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