Prostate cancer treatment throughout the Wasatch Front
At MountainStar Healthcare, we understand that a cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming. Because of this, we make it a priority to offer comprehensive, compassionate cancer care to every patient.
Our team is here to provide you continued support throughout your cancer journey—from initial diagnosis and staging through treatment and survivorship.
For more information about our prostate cancer care or for help finding a doctor, call our free, 24/7 Consult-A-Nurse line at (801) 715-4152.
Prostate cancer screening
Our doctors know that when it comes to beating cancer, preventive medicine is the best defense. We encourage screening tests to detect prostate cancer in men who are 50 years old and older.
Prostate cancer screening options include:
- A digital rectal exam
- A transrectal ultrasound
- Prostate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test
Prostate cancer risk factors
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are certain risk factors linked to prostate cancer.
These risk factors include:
- Being an African American male
- Being 55 years old or older
- Family history of prostate cancer diagnosed at a young age
- Family history of prostate cancer, especially father or brother
- High-fat diet
Prostate cancer signs and symptoms
It is common for patients with prostate cancer to not show any signs, especially until later. This is why it is important to discuss any small changes you notice with your doctor, especially if you experience:
- Blood in the seminal fluid
- Blood in the urine
- Frequent urination or feeling the urge to urinate
- Loss of bladder control
- New onset of erectile dysfunction
- Pain or burning during urination
- Painful ejaculation
Diagnosing prostate cancer
The most common tests and imaging procedures used to diagnose prostate cancer are:
- PSA blood test
- Transrectal biopsy
Prostate cancer treatment options
Treatment plans for prostate cancer can include both surgical and nonsurgical therapies. Our cancer care team provides a wide range of treatment options to ensure you receive the care that is right for you.
Your prostate cancer treatment may include:
Surgery for prostate cancer
If surgery for prostate cancer is necessary, the most common procedure used is a prostatectomy.
There are two types of prostatectomy:
- Partial prostatectomy the partial removal of the prostate
- Total prostatectomy the total removal of the prostate