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Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer care is part of our urologic oncology program. Patients have access to a care team that’s only focused on treating prostate and other urologic cancers.
Contact us: 734-647-8902

Prostate cancer is cancer that occurs in the prostate, a small walnut-shaped gland that is part of a man's reproductive system. The gland wraps around the urethra, the tube that carries urine out of the body.

Early prostate cancer generally has no symptoms. That’s why discussing with your doctor when to begin and how often to have a digital rectal exam and a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test is so important. By the time symptoms are noticeable, like blood in the urine, pain, problems passing urine or even loss of bladder or bowel control, the cancer is in an advanced stage making treatment outcomes less doubtful.

Known causes of Prostate Cancer

We don’t know yet what causes prostate cancer, but we do know there are some groups of people who are at increased risk for the disease, or for poor outcome, including:
  • African-American men
  • men who have a father, brother, or son diagnosed with prostate cancer before age 65

The latest in treatment options, clinical trials and survivorship education is key to our program. We are comprised of urologic oncologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, nuclear medicine radiologists, nurse practitioners, nurses.

Patients come to us in different stages of their disease.

Localized prostate cancer

When a patient has been diagnosed with localized prostate cancer, there are multiple treatment options for them, including surgery, radiation therapy, and active surveillance. A focused survivorship program targeting the main side effects of these treatments is part of the patients care. These patients are seen at our Weiser Center for Prostate Cancer.

High risk/advanced prostate cancer

When cancer has spread outside of the prostate to other parts of the body, this is advanced cancer. These patients have limited curative options that don’t include surgery or radiation. Patients have access to the latest in clinical trials and cutting-edge therapies to help keep the cancer at bay and or prolong quality of life.

Request an appointment/referral or have your questions answered

Please call 734-647-8902 to get the appointment process started or for the answers to the questions you may have. Or, Use our online appointment request form.

If you would like to refer a patient, please contact our M-LINE service: 800-962-3555.

For more information, visit our Appointments web page.

updated 04.2024