The prostate is a gland that sits just below the bladder. It makes part of the fluid for semen. In young men, the prostate is about the size of a walnut. It usually grows larger as you grow older.
Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in men in the United States. It is the second leading cancer killer of men in the country. Experts predict that one in six U.S. men will develop prostate cancer in their lifetime. When we detect prostate cancer early, treatment can results in a cure for up to 90% of patients.
Screening for prostate cancer is the cornerstone of early detection. We recommend annual screening for the following groups.
The urology physicians at The University of Kansas Hospital set the standard for care and treatment in prostate cancer and other urologic specialty areas. Learn more
If you have prostate cancer, you will find the leading specialists you need at The University of Kansas Cancer Center. Our interdisciplinary team of urologists, surgeons and oncologists have years of experience treating hundreds of patients with prostate cancer. Other very specialized doctors who may be involved in your care include radiation oncologists and urologic oncologists.
Because we are an academic center, we offer some of the region's most advanced cancer treatments. We are constantly finding new treatments to improve lives. We use state-of-the-art techniques and technologies to improve patient outcomes and reduce side effects. We also use the latest findings in cancer research.
Our staff also are accustomed to working with community health care providers. In many cases, you can receive some of your treatment near your own home in coordination with the staff at The University of Kansas Cancer Center.
Each person is unique, so we tailor your care to your personal needs. This means doctors, nurses and other staff work closely together to develop the treatment plan that best fits your needs. They discuss every patient’s treatment as a team to stay up to date on your care and progress.
We are part of many national clinical trials on cancer treatment. So, you benefit from our staff’s exposure to the latest options. You also may be able to take part in a clinical trial for prostate cancer during your treatment.
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