Approximately one in nine men receive a prostate cancer diagnosis during their lifetime. At Cancer and Blood Care Specialists in Santa Ana, California, the team offers their community personalized and attentive treatment for cancer and blood conditions. To receive prostate treatment in a comfortable environment you can trust, call Cancer and Blood Care Specialists or schedule an appointment online today.
The prostate is above your pelvic floor muscles, situated below the bladder and in front of the rectum. It makes the seminal fluid that makes up semen.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men, occurring when cells in the prostate grow abnormally. Most prostate cancers grow and spread slowly, but some can be more aggressive and spread quickly.
When detected early, prostate cancer responds very well to treatment.
The earliest stages of prostate cancer often have no symptoms. As it progresses, you may experience:
Prostate cancer has “metastasized” if it spreads to other parts of your body.
The exact cause of prostate cancer is unknown, but some factors can increase your risks, including:
Your prostate gland begins changing after age 40, and your risks of developing cancer increase significantly after 50 — 97% of prostate cancer cases are diagnosed in men 50 and older.
Regular screenings for prostate cancer — including digital rectal exams and prostate-specific antigen blood tests — can help your doctor at Cancer and Blood Care Specialists detect issues at an early stage and improve your chances for successful treatment.
Prostate cancer treatment is determined on a case-by-case basis at Cancer and Blood Care Specialists, depending on the type of cancer, its current stage, and other personal factors.
In some cases, your doctor might suggest actively monitoring your condition with recurring checkups, because prostate cancer can progress slowly and may not require immediate treatment.
Other prostate cancer treatments include targeted tumor treatments like surgery, cryotherapy, or radiation therapy. These therapies are designed to treat your prostate cancer without affecting the rest of your body.
Additional prostate cancer treatments use medications to address cells throughout your body, such as:
Based on your prostate cancer diagnosis, the doctors at Cancer and Blood Care Specialists work closely with you to design a treatment strategy personalized to your unique needs. They offer the latest therapies in the convenience of a comfortable and attentive setting.
Call Cancer and Blood Care Specialists or schedule an appointment online today.