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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.

UNDIAGNOSED

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 »

Normal PSA

Abnormal PSA

NEWLY DIAGNOSED

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 »

Localized

Locally Advanced

Metastasis

PERSISTENT DISEASE

Over 50,000 men relapse after surgery or radiation each year. With other types of cancer, colon or lung for example, relapse is detected when a scan shows metastases. Read more »

Positive Margins

Local Relapse After

PSA Relapse

Hormone Refractory

Bone Metastasis

Read the articles below to learn more about prostate cancer
Principles of Treatment
  • • The goal is survival, with a good quality of life.
  • • Quality of life priorities are always personal.
  • • Personalized care comes through patient education.