The urologists and cancer care team at Doylestown Hospital take a highly personalized approach to care for anyone seeking consultation, screening, diagnosis or treatment for prostate cancer. The disease is common, highly treatable and often curable when detected early. Every man is different and treatment varies from one man to the next. Our multidisciplinary cancer care team works with each man to recommend an approach specific to his age at diagnosis, personal circumstances, overall medical condition and quality-of-life concerns.
Coordinated Care From an Experienced Team
Our board-certified urologists and cancer specialists have a depth of experience in diagnosing and treating prostate cancer, and have specific expertise in complex procedures. In addition, our dedicated Urologic Cancer Patient Navigator is available to coordinate care and offer support every step of the way.
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Risk Factors for Prostate Cancer
Most men are diagnosed with prostate cancer after age 65. Many do not need treatment, but rather take a “watchful waiting” approach in consultation with our physicians. Others, including African-American men and men with a family history of the disease, are at higher risk and may require different management and treatment strategies. We encourage all men to become educated about the range of choices for screening, testing and treatment for prostate cancer in consultation with Doylestown Hospital’s urologists and cancer care team.
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Prostate Cancer Symptoms
Prostate cancer usually grows slowly and the majority of men do not experience any symptoms. Many men are unaware that they have the disease or never experience problems directly related to it. Other men develop symptoms after the disease has spread beyond the prostate. At Doylestown Hospital, we encourage men, especially after age 50, to learn more about prostate cancer and discuss your options in consultation with our urologists.
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Prostate Cancer Screening and Diagnosis
Our physicians are an excellent resource for men in our community to discuss their concerns related to prostate cancer. Our urologists can explain and answer every question that you may have about screening and follow-up care. In addition, our highly experienced urologists and cancer specialists can accurately diagnose and provide advanced treatment options for prostate cancer, comparable to what is offered at regional academic medical centers.
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Treatment Strategies for Best Quality of Life
Treatment for prostate cancer requires a comprehensive analysis of each man’s personal circumstances. Treatment strategies are informed by the man’s age, life expectancy, whether the cancer has spread, and concerns related to treatment side effects. At Doylestown Hospital, we provide the full range of treatment options to men in the community, including highly targeted radiation therapies and surgical approaches that minimize side effects. In addition, our urologists are highly trained and skilled in minimally invasive prostatectomy and robotic prostatectomy using the da Vinci® Surgical System.
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Support and Survivorship
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men, after skin cancer. It has an excellent survival rate because the disease grows slowly and is frequently detected at early stages. A high percentage of men with prostate cancer are successfully treated and cured of the disease, and with the help of support and survivorship resources are able to live normal, healthy lives.
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