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Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Prostate cancer treatments may affect
your quality of life. Know your options.

Prostate cancer affects one in nine U.S. men. While a cancer diagnosis can be scary, prostate cancer has high survivor rates, especially when it is caught and treated early. For many prostate cancer patients, the treatment decision is less about choosing a life-saving option and more about protecting their quality of life after treatment. Certain prostate cancer treatments may cause side effects like frequent urination, pelvic pain or erectile dysfunction. That’s why it is important to turn to oncologists with expertise in diagnosing and treating the disease, so they can help you make informed decisions about your care.

At Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), our cancer hospitals treat prostate cancer with advanced tools like 4D radiation therapy, hormone therapy and immunotherapy. The prostate cancer experts at CTCA® recommend a treatment plan specific to your type of prostate cancer and your individual needs. All members of each patient’s care team work together under one roof, treating the cancer while also helping patients manage side effects that may impact bowel, urinary and sexual function. Explore this section to learn more about prostate cancer, its symptoms, signs and causes and the many treatment options we offer.

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Prostate cancer questions answered


What causes prostate cancer? What are the symptoms of the disease? Whether it involves screening options or what you should ask your doctor, we have the answers to common questions about prostate cancer.

Learn About Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer forms in the tissues of the prostate gland, the male sex gland responsible for producing semen. The second most common cancer in men, after skin cancer, prostate cancer is a highly treatable disease, especially if caught early. Symptoms often do not develop until the cancer has progressed to more advanced stages, and when they do arise, they may mimic other, less serious conditions. Risk factors for prostate cancer include age, family history and a high-fat diet.

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Prostate Cancer Diagnostic Evaluations

Our prostate cancer experts use a variety of diagnostic tools and technologies, including imaging and laboratory tests, to screen for the disease. Knowing that waiting for answers can add to your anxiety, we offer reduce wait times for appointments, while working to deliver results in an expedited manner. Our multidisciplinary team of doctors and clinicians will then use what they learned to understand the type, stage and extent of the disease, so we can develop a treatment plan personalized to your needs, goals and preferences.

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Prostate Cancer Treatments

Prostate cancer has high survivor rates. That’s why, for many men, choosing a treatment plan is less about saving their lives than protecting their quality of life after treatment ends. Some treatments, for example, may cause side effects such as pain, erectile dysfunction or incontinence. At Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), our prostate cancer experts are trained and experienced in the wide variety of available treatments, and they work with patients to prevent and manage related side effects.

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Prostate Cancer Supportive Care Services

Treatments for any cancer may cause side effects that impact patients’ quality of life. But prostate cancer treatments are especially concerning for men, because they often impair their ability to have sex, urinate or perform other key life functions. That’s why a treatment plan that includes side effect management is especially critical for prostate cancer patients.  Supportive care services, for example, may help ease the pain, erectile dysfunction and other challenges that may result from surgery or radiation therapy.

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What every man should know

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Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer among American men. Every year, 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with the disease. But prostate cancer is one of the most treatable malignancies, if caught early.

Advances in prostate cancer treatment

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Dr. Evan Pisick discusses prostate cancer risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis and treatments.

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