Approximately 1 in 6 men in the United States will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime. According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer is a leading cause of cancer death, second only to lung cancer. Given its prevalence, it’s critical that men take the steps toward early detection through prostate cancer screenings. Academic Urology & Urogynecology of Arizona is dedicated to diagnosing and treating patients with prostate cancer, as well as other male urological problems, such as male infertility and incontinence. As prostate cancer has become such a widespread issue, our Urologists take particular interest in saving lives by finding prostate cancer early and providing advanced treatment options including brachytherapy, radiation, cryotherapy, hormone therapy, chemotherapy, and da Vinci® surgery, such as robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy and robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy.
Prostate cancer is a form of cancer that develops in the prostate when cancerous (or malignant) cells grow out of control and do not experience normal cell death. Nearly all cases of prostate cancer start in the gland cells, which is known in the medical community as prostatic adenocarcinoma. Prostate cancer grows slowly and in its early stages may not cause signs or symptoms. However, advanced prostate cancer symptoms include trouble urinating, decreased force in the urine stream, blood in the urine and/or semen, swelling in the legs, bone pain, and discomfort in the pelvic area.
Prostate cancer survival starts by contacting Academic Urology & Urogynecology of Arizona and scheduling a consultation with one of our Urologists. Take the first step by calling and we’ll guide you through what’s involved in terms of screening and diagnosis and explain suitable treatment options. Together, we’ll find ways to protect your prostate and quality of life.