Prostate cancer begins in a man's prostate gland, which is located below the bladder and in front of the rectum. The size of the prostate changes as a man ages. Size can vary from the size of a walnut in a young man to much larger in older men.
We treat malignant (cancerous) or benign (non-cancerous) tumors of the prostate
Cells within the prostate may start to grow uncontrollably and form tumors. Tumors of the prostate may be benign (noncancerous), atypical (potentially precancerous) or malignant (cancerous). Some of the types of prostate cancer we treat include:
- Small cell carcinoma
- Neuroendocrine tumors
- Transitional cell carcinoma
Creating a battle plan for your cancer
Methodist cancer centers combine the latest treatments with compassionate care. Treatment for your cancer will depend on its size, the characteristics of the cells and whether the cancer has spread beyond the prostate, and to what extent.
Each week specialists meet to discuss each individual case and jointly determine diagnoses and treatment options to provide you the best outcome. We form a cancer-fighting team to develop a treatment plan specifically for your cancer. Together with you, we will develop a treatment plan specifically for you and for your cancer.
Your team may include:
These specialized physicians treat cancer with medications, including chemotherapy.
Radiation oncologists use radiation therapy to target the cancer cells.
Urologists treat and perform surgery on the urinary system and the male reproductive tract.
Minimally-invasive surgical options
In the surgical treatment of your cancer, the surgeons may use the da Vinci® Computer-Assisted Surgical System, a minimally invasive surgical system that uses robotics. This system provides the surgeon with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control. Plus, it requires only a few small incisions so you can get back to life faster without the longer recovery time typically needed following traditional surgery. Learn more about the use and advantage of this treatment for prostate cancer.