Urology Specialist Group
Urologists serving Hialeah, Miami Lakes, and Miami, FL
Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer amongst men. At the Urology Specialist Group in Hialeah and Miami Lakes, Florida, the team of experienced urologists provide screening and in-house treatment for patients with prostate cancer. To receive a proper diagnosis and treatment of your condition if you’re in the greater Miami or Fort Lauderdale areas of South Florida, schedule an appointment online or by phone today.
Prostate Cancer Q & A
What is prostate cancer?
Prostate cancer is a type of cancer that affects the prostate gland. The prostate gland aids in semen production and sits just below your bladder. Prostate cancer occurs when cancerous cells begin to develop in the prostate, causing tumors.
Although prostate cancer is usually slow growing, it can be aggressive and develop rapidly. While there’s usually no signs in the early stages, there are a number of symptoms associated with the later stages of the condition.
Some of the symptoms of prostate cancer include:
- Impaired urinary functions (difficulty urinating)
- Pelvic pain and discomfort
- Blood in the urine
- Erectile dysfunction (ED)
It's best to not wait until you experience symptoms before getting screened for prostate cancer The best way to ensure effective treatment of prostate cancer is early detection through regular screenings.
How is prostate cancer diagnosed?
The first line of defense against prostate cancer is a prostate exam. During a prostate exam, your doctor feels your prostate for any abnormalities or lumps. If your prostate exam shows any abnormalities, the next step is to confirm your diagnosis using a prostate biopsy or prostate ultrasound.
The doctors at Urology Specialist Group specializes in MRI fusion, a combination of MRI and ultrasound imaging that gives them an accurate image of your prostate. The technique was developed by one of the practice’s doctors, Fernando Bianco, MD.
How is prostate cancer treated?
Depending on the severity of your condition, immediate treatment isn’t always necessary. If you’ve been diagnosed with low-risk prostate cancer, it’s possible to live a healthy life while monitoring the progression of your condition.
For patients who require treatment, there are several methods used to address cancerous cells in the prostate, including:
- Radiation therapy
- Hormone therapy
Your prostate cancer may be treated with one of these methods or several used in combination, depending on your unique circumstances.The experienced urologists at the Urology Specialist Group provide in-house diagnosis and treatment.
How can I prevent prostate cancer?
Although prostate cancer can’t always be prevented, there are ways to reduce your risks. Some of the best ways to reduce your risk of prostate cancer include:
- Maintaining a healthy body weight
- Exercising regularly
- Having a healthy diet
- Avoiding tobacco use
Managing your health and maintaining a healthy lifestyle are the best methods to reduce your risk of prostate cancer.
To discuss your risk of prostate cancer or any other men’s health concerns with an experienced urological team, call the Urology Specialist Group or schedule an appointment online today.
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