Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin malignancy in men, affecting one in six American men at some point in their lifetime. With early diagnosis, when the cancer is confined to the prostate itself, men usually have a range of treatment options, including active surveillance, surgical removal of the prostate, or radiation, hormonal, or chemotherapy. Only a patient and his physician can determine which treatments are most appropriate. This decision depends on a combination of factors, including the stage at which the disease is diagnosed and the patient’s age, general health and personal preferences. Click on the links below for more information about prostate cancer and the treatment options offered by North Bay Urology:
The Healing Podcast
Listen as Urologist R. James Yu, MD discusses when a man should consider seeing a urologist and what symptoms to look for. He also covers PSA tests, prostate hyperplasia and how to collaborate with your physician to make the treatment decisions that are best for you.