Prostate Cancer

This year alone nearly 200,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. If detected early, there is nearly a 100% chance for a cure.

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer for men, generally occurring in men older than 50. The Saint Thomas Health team is focused first on raising awareness of the warning signs of prostate cancer. Our goal is early detection. Our focus is on you.

Treatment of Prostate Cancer

When prostate cancer is diagnosed, our team of cancer specialists focuses on treating the patient, not the cancer symptoms, utilizing the most advanced diagnostic and treatment options in working with you to determine the best course of treatment available. Treatment may include chemotherapy, radiation and/or surgery.

Prostate Cancer Symptoms

Prostate cancer symptoms may include:

  • Weak or interrupted flow of urine
  • Frequent urination (especially at night)
  • Trouble urinating
  • Pain or burning during urination
  • Blood in the urine or semen
  • A pain in the back, hips, or pelvis that does not go away
  • Painful ejaculation

Consult your physician immediately if any of these symptoms persists for more than two weeks.

Take the Test: Prostate Cancer Risk Factors

Answering yes to one or more of these questions does not mean that you will develop prostate cancer, but your risk may be higher than average.

  1. Are you more than 50 years of age?
  2. Are you of African-American descent?
  3. Has your father or brother been diagnosed with prostate cancer?
  4. Are you overweight or obese?
  5. Do you consume a high-fat diet?
  6. Have you ever received testosterone therapy?

If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, you may want to contact your physician to discuss these important warning signs.