One in 15 men in their 60s will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. As one of the most common types of cancer in men,
prostate cancer poses a significant risk to men’s health. While some types of prostate cancer grow slowly, others have a very sudden onset, spreading quickly and aggressively. Early detection is critical to improving your chances of successful treatment.
With swift, expert diagnosis and cutting-edge treatment, Urological Associates can help to improve your chances of a successful recovery from prostate cancer. Our advanced prostate cancer specialist is highly experienced in the most accurate methods of prostate cancer diagnosis. Contact us today to set up an appointment for a prostate exam.
While radiation therapy is a necessary and effective treatment for prostate cancer, certain side effects can make life uncomfortable for patients as they make their way toward remission. In particular, the proximity of the rectum to the prostate can lead to unintended tissue damage, ultimately resulting in affected bowel function following radiation.
At Urological Associates, we’re proud to offer SpaceOAR Hydrogel to men undergoing treatment for prostate cancer. SpaceOAR Hydrogel is an absorbable gel that is designed to create a temporary space between the prostate and the rectum, reducing the radiation dose delivered to the rectum during prostate cancer radiation treatments.
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That’s 60,000 men who can potentially benefit from the protection offered by SpaceOAR Hydrogel. SpaceOAR Hydrogel is 100% safe and highly recommended by our physicians. If you have questions about how SpaceOAR can help you, reach out to us -- we’re happy to help.
Prostate cancer is a tumor in your prostate gland, a small, walnut-shaped gland that produces seminal fluid.
The prostate is located just below the bladder, two inches inside the rectum. It surrounds the urethra, which is the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the penis during urination. The size of the prostate can change with age. It is walnut-sized in younger men, but it can be much larger in older men.
Some men do not have any symptoms at all with prostate cancer. However, common symptoms of prostate cancer affect the urinary system, and include:
A common condition known as , a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate, also shares some of the symptoms of prostate cancer. A urologist can determine whether you have BPH or prostate cancer by performing a thorough exam.
Your provider at Urological Associates will determine which method of diagnosis is most appropriate for you, and could include one or more of the following:
It is still unclear what causes prostate cancer, however, we know that it begins when cells in the prostate become abnormal. When abnormal cells begin to grow out of control, they form a tumor.
The following factors can put you at in increased risk for prostate cancer:
Urological Associates has a number of leading-edge treatment options for prostate cancer:
Your Urological Associates surgeon will also take tissue and lymph node samples from around the prostate to make sure there are no stray cancer cells left behind. The surgeons at Urological Associates specialize in performing .
The RALRP procedure uses the most advanced robotic technology, which provides your surgeon with the greatest control and ensures the utmost precision. As a result, you experience minimal pain and a speedier recovery. Urological Associates performs more robotic prostatectomies in Colorado than any other practice, and has six da Vinci robot-trained surgeons.
For expert prostate cancer care, call Urological Associates today or book an appointment online.