Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in men. About one in nine men will be diagnosed in their lifetime. Prostate cancer is typically slow growing, so early detection of the disease provides a wider range of treatment options.

Key highlights of our Prostate Cancer Program include:

  • You’ll have access to leading treatment modalities in state-of-the-art facilities.
  • You’ll drive the decision about which treatment you feel is right for you.
  • In cases of slow-growing, low-risk prostate cancers, what may be most appropriate is no active treatment for some time, if at all. If you are diagnosed with this type of prostate cancer, you and your urologist will discuss whether active surveillance is suitable.
  • Your team of prostate cancer experts includes a personal nurse navigator. Your navigator will assist you and your caregiver, offering emotional support, help navigating financial assistance and much more.

Detection and Diagnosis

Because prostate cancer is so common, yet often has no obvious symptoms, regular prostate screenings may be the only way to detect the cancer at an early stage. Starting at age 50, we recommend you have a discussion with your healthcare provider to determine an appropriate screening regimen for you. You and your doctor will need to consider your age, overall health and risk factors. Men at higher risk—including African-American men and those who have a close relative with prostate cancer—may begin screening as early as age 40.

Prostate cancer is diagnosed with:


At NCH, you’ll find a caring environment with personalized services. We’re committed to providing leading-edge technology that offers important benefits, including greater precision and quicker recovery. Not every patient is a candidate for every treatment. It depends on factors like your age, general health, how early the cancer is detected and the stage of the disease. We offer the following advanced treatment options:

Patient Stories

Keith’s Story

Keith had no symptoms, but a blood test showed elevated PSA levels. After additional testing and follow-up, he learned he had stage III prostate cancer.

Dale’s Story

Dale was experiencing a common symptom of prostate problems—frequent urination. A biopsy revealed he had aggressive prostate cancer.

Prostate Cancer Treatment Locations
NCH Hospital and Emergency Department
NCH Hospital and Emergency Department

800 W. Central Road

Arlington Heights, IL 60005


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NCH Medical Group Surgery
NCH Medical Group Surgery

880 W. Central Road

Suite 5000

Arlington Heights, IL 60005


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