- • The goal is survival, with a good quality of life.
- • Quality of life priorities are always personal.
- • Personalized care comes through patient education.
Prostate cancer is not one illness
Prostate cancer is a broad range of conditions ranging from a few microscopic cells found on a needle biopsy, to a life-threatening metastatic condition. With such a wide spectrum of conditions, treatment must be targeted to the particulars of each individual.
Most men over age 40 are already host to some type of prostate cancer but don’t know it. Autopsy studies of men dying from unrelated causes show that the likelihood of harboring prostate cancer is the same as putting a percentage sign after his age. Read more »
The power of a single word—CANCER—can’t be underestimated. Its deadliness is famous. Often patients have previous experiences with cancer striking a friend or family member. Read more »
Over 50,000 men relapse after surgery or radiation each year. With other types of cancer, colon or lung for example, relapse is not detected until a scan shows metastases. Read more »