About Prostate & Urological Cancer
Prostate cancer and other urological cancers occur when cells within the
prostate or other urological organs begin to grow out of control. Prostate
cancer occurs within the prostate gland and is the most common cancer
among men, excluding skin cancer. Prostate cancer is often treated successfully.
Other urological cancers include cancer of the bladder, kidney, prostate,
Talk to your doctor, who will help you make an informed decision on whether
prostate cancer screening is right for you. Screenings include Prostate
specific antigen (PSA) test, which checks a man’s blood for high
PSA levels, a marker for prostate cancer and a physical exam.
Diagnosing bladder cancer may involve labs and imaging tests, such as a
urine sample and cystoscopy, which helps your doctor view inside your
Prostate & Urological Cancer Symptoms
The most common symptoms associated with prostate cancer include:
- A need to urinate frequently, especially at night
- Difficulty starting urination or holding back urine
- Weak or interrupted flow of urine
- Painful or burning urination
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Painful ejaculation
- Blood in urine or semen
- Frequent pain or stiffness in the lower back, hips, or upper thighs
While these symptoms are not always an indication of prostate cancer, you
should see your primary care provider if you experience any of these symptoms.
Prostate & Urological Cancer Screening
The decision to be screened for prostate cancer is personalized, and should
be discussed with your healthcare provider to determine what’s right for you.
Prostate & Urological Cancer Treatment
Prostate and other types of urological cancer are often treated using multiple
types of coordinated treatments, including:
- Radiation Therapy
- Hormone Therapy
- Drug Therapy
Your Prostate & Urological Cancer Treatment Team
Understanding your diagnosis and treatment options is the first step in
fighting prostate and urological cancers. At Frederick Health, we’re
committed to providing you with a cancer treatment experience that is
focused on you.
Learn more about your treatment team:
Frederick Health Medical Group - Urology
Frederick Health Medical Group - Oncology & Hematology
PROSTATE CANCER TOOLKIT
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