Urologic Oncology Center
Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among men. The vast majority of prostate cancer cases today are detected at very early stages because of the wide-spread use of the Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) blood test in conjunction with a digital rectal exam (DRE).
The increased incidence of early stage diagnosis has ushered in multiple treatment options including surgery, radiation therapy, cryotherapy and hormonal ablation. Recent advances in some chemotherapeutic drugs are showing promise in the treatment of hormonally resistant advanced disease. Your doctor will help you weigh the benefits and potential side effects of treatments. Your treatment will be tailored to your individual needs and may include:
Peninsula Regional Medical Center has become the first and only facility on the Delmarva Peninsula to offer patients the incredible surgical benefits of Robotic da Vinci Prostatectomy Surgery. Multiple clinical studies have shown that Robotic da Vinci Prostatectomy Surgery offers patients shorter hospital stays, less pain, less risk of infection, less blood loss and transfusions, less scarring, and a faster recovery.
Radiation therapy is another option for prostate cancer patients. The Radiation Oncology Department of the Richard A. Henson Cancer Institute has skilled radiation oncologists offering advanced treatment options. Prostate Brachytherapy is one option that involves implanting radioactive seeds into the prostate. This is a minimally invasive procedure which has little to no effect on the patient's lifestyle or level of activity. This is typically a "one-time" procedure, and patients are less likely to develop impotence than with other treatments.
As a Center of Excellence in treating prostate cancer, we bring together experts in medical oncology, radiation oncology, urology and pathology in a comprehensive, multidisciplinary conference. This conference provides assessment of patients diagnosed with prostate cancer to determine the most effective, individualized treatment program. Treatment options, long term follow-up and quality of life issues are discussed in order to provide each patient with the best option.
Our goal at the Richard A. Henson Cancer Institute is to offer patients the best therapy or combination of therapies that will effectively treat their disease. Patient navigators are another valued member of our team, and will be the continual link available to meet any needs you have.
For more information or to make an appointment, call 410-543-7000 or 1-866-9CANCER (922-6237).