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Prostate Cancer

Treating prostate cancer

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 Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer—other than skin cancer—that occurs in men. It's also the second leading cause of cancer deaths. For most men, prostate cancer grows slowly. Detecting prostate cancer in an early, more treatable form may increase the success of treatments and survival.
At Fairview, urologic surgeons, medical oncologists and radiation therapists work together to bring you the best possible treatment options for your prostate cancer.

If you're diagnosed with prostate cancer, there are many treatment options available. The best treatment for one man may not be the best for another. That’s why our doctors will work together with you to develop a treatment plan that meets your medical and personal needs. Your doctor can describe your treatment choices, the expected results of each and the possible side effects.

How is prostate cancer treated?  
  • Watchful waiting (also called active surveillance)
  • Surgery 
  • Radiation therapy
  • Hormone therapy

When should you call your doctor?
Although other conditions may cause identical symptoms, contact your doctor if you experience any of the following:

  • Weak or interrupted flow of urine
  • Frequent urination (especially at night)
  • Trouble urinating
  • Pain or burning during urination
  • Blood in the urine or semen
  • A persistent pain in the back, hips or pelvis
  • Painful ejaculation

 
For more information
To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call 612-672-7272.

Prostate cancer care team

Hematology/Oncology

Oncology

Prostate Cancer

Radiation Oncology

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Our Providers Make the Difference
Fairview features nearly 4,000 providers practicing at over 200 locations throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area and beyond. Fairview Clinics, University of Minnesota Physicians and our independent partner clinics provide an exceptional care experience, while lowering the overall costs of health care.
 
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