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The idea of having prostate cancer can be frightening. According to the American Cancer Society, doctors diagnose more than 164,500 new cases of prostate cancer per year. Roughly 1 out of 9 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. Because there are no symptoms, you could have it right now and not even realize it.
CHI Memorial’s Prostate Center of Excellence is a state-of-the-art treatment center dedicated entirely to treating prostate cancer. Our physicians, surgeons and radiologists work together to offer you the most effective multidisciplinary prostate cancer treatments available, improving your quality of life while minimizing debilitating side effects.
CHI Memorial follows the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. Widely recognized and used as the gold standard by oncologists and other medical professionals, their recommendations are based on treatment plans of healthcare providers worldwide, the latest research and years of experience.
Prostate cancer is typically slow-growing and, if caught in the early stages, has a high rate of cure. Once identified, prostate cancers can be treated with hormones, radiation, surgeries (including new minimally invasive robotic assisted options) and, in rare cases, chemotherapy. At CHI Memorial, specialists in many disciplines come together in regularly scheduled cancer conferences and use their expertise to recommend a course of treatment.
When you seek treatment at CHI Memorial, you can feel confident that the treatment plan recommended is not based on the opinion of a few, but on the analysis of a much broader medical community focused on eliminating cancer using the most advanced treatment strategies. That research, combined with our cancer specialists’ expertise, means they can individualize treatment and you have a framework that makes your options clearer and offers greater peace of mind.
Click here for a comprehensive overview of the NCCN 2020 Prostate Cancer Early Stage Guidelines. Inside you’ll find screening options, symptoms and stages of the disease, managing risk factors, treatment for early and later stage prostate cancer, and life after cancer treatment.
The da Vinci® Surgical Robot assists with laparoscopic prostatectomies and represents the most advanced prostate cancer treatment available today. The da Vinci® provides superior 3D visualization, as surgeons use its robotic arms to perform prostate surgeries through keyhole - sized incisions. The actual surgical instruments are the size of match heads, ensuring precise control that results in:
Intensity - Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) uses computer - guided precision to target tumors with larger doses of radiation. Additional therapies kill cancer cells by heating, freezing or injecting radioactive “seeds” directly into the prostate gland. All of these treatments are better at protecting healthy, surrounding tissue.
Cancer touches entire families. With prostate cancer, a man’s relationship with his partner may be deeply affected by erectile dysfunction, incontinence or other side effects of treatment or surgery. Support can be found for these and other issues at CHI Memorial’s Center for Cancer Support and Pelvic Health Care. Support services include oncology nurse navigators to help you understand your diagnosis, your treatment plan, and how to optimize your outcome. We also have dietitians for nutritional counseling, chaplains for spiritual support, social workers who refer families for financial aid and holistic care for mind, body and spirit. We also have a special support group is for prostate cancer patients and their families.
Call (423) 495-7778 for more information on cancer support services.
If you’ve been diagnosed with prostate cancer, contact us to learn what we can do for you. With CHI Memorial, you’ll have access to the latest prostate cancer treatments, managed by some of the most skilled and experienced medical professionals in the field. Don’t compromise on your health or your quality of life. Trust the experts at CHI Memorial to treat your prostate cancer with the most effective tools and methods available today.