Prostate Cancer Treatment
Prostate Cancer & Treatment at Washington Township Medical Foundation
The prostate is a male reproductive gland that produces a fluid found in
semen. Located below the bladder and in front of the rectum, the prostate
surrounds the urethra-the tube that empties urine from the bladder.
Prostate cancer affects the prostate gland and may spread to surrounding
structures. While most men with prostate cancer have no symptoms, physician
can find prostate cancer during a regular checkup, using a combination
of a blood test called a PSA and a digital rectal exam (DRE).
Nearly one in six American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during
his lifetime. With greater awareness, prostate cancer detection is on
the rise and mortality is declining. Moreover, better treatments are allowing
more men to return to active and productive lives after treatment.
If the you have an early diagnosis of prostate cancer, there is usually
a range of treatment options. These may include conservative management,
radiation therapy with either external bream or brachytherapy therapy,
cryosurgery, and prostatectomy-surgical removal of the prostate. Your
treatment options will depend on a number of factors, including the stage
of the disease, your age and health or personal preference. Our urologic
surgeons at Washington Township Medical Foundation utilize advanced minimally-invasive
methods designed to protect patients, increase positive outcomes, and
decrease the chance of side effects or complications.