There really is some good news about prostate cancer
Nobody ever said a diagnosis of prostate cancer isn’t a big deal. Hearing a doctor tell you that you have prostate cancer can be a frightening prospect. But one thing you’ll want to remember is that when your physician finds prostate cancer at an early stage, your chances of survival are excellent. Over the past decade there have been great strides in detecting cancer and treating the disease with reduced side effects. And that is good news.
What’s the “best” prostate cancer treatment for you?
The most effective prostate cancer treatment depends on your age and general health, the stage of the cancer, its exact location and your personal decision. For an overview of prostate cancer, visit riversideonline and click on the MayoClinic.com Health Library’s A-Z topic list. This valuable resource can help you get some initial information on treatment options, possible outcomes and side effects.
In all cases, the more you know about prostate cancer treatment options, the better prepared you will be to work with your doctor to choose the best prostate cancer treatment for you.
For a personalized evaluation talk with your family doctor or call Riverside Hampton Roads Urology at (757) 873-1374 (Newport News) or (757) 253-0051 (Williamsburg). The Physicians of Riverside Hampton Roads Urology offer patient-centered care for a full spectrum of urological conditions including prostate cancer.
What should I know about da Vinci prostatectomy (surgical removal of the prostate)?
In addition, da Vinci robotic surgery is a minimally invasive procedure carried out through very small incisions with exceptional precision. As a result, patients can experience significantly less pain and blood loss, less scarring, shorter recovery and a faster return to normal activities.
For more information call Riverside Hampton Roads Urology at (757) 873-1374 (Newport News) or (757) 253-0051 (Williamsburg). And learn more about how we’re helping men get back to the life they want after prostate cancer treatment.