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:
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: