Prostate cancer: Two words that carry so much weight. Their resume includes statistics such as “the second most common cancer in the United States,” and “the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths among men,” according to the American Cancer Society.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, it’s important to learn all you can about your treatment and care. Rest assured, at HOPE Cancer Center of East Texas, we are committed to helping you and your family prepare for the journey ahead.
Here are a few things you need to know about prostate cancer treatment
The type of treatment you receive can vary, and treatments are often combined.
The therapy that works well for one person may not be best for you. Know that the treatment we recommend will be based on factors that pertain only to you. They are:
- Your age
- Gleason score (grade/size) of the tumor
- Stage of prostate cancer
- Your symptoms
- Your general health
Your treatment options may include:
- Radiation therapy
- Hormone therapy
Prostate cancer treatment: It takes a village
You can be confident that your cancer care team at HOPE is dedicated to providing you with the highest standard of care. That means providing you the support and resources to attack prostate cancer from every possible angle. To achieve this, we work with a trusted network of colleagues across a range of cancer specialties. In addition to our double- and triple board-certified oncologists and hematologists, your team may include the following specialists:
- Urologist – a doctor who treats the urinary tract or male sex organs, and can perform surgery
- Urologic oncologist – specializes in the surgical and nonsurgical treatment of cancers of the male urinary tract and the male sex organs
- Medical oncologist – a physician who treats cancer with drugs, such as chemotherapy, hormone therapy or immunotherapy
- Radiation oncologist – specializes in treating cancer with radiation therapy
Your team may also include an oncology nurse and a registered dietitian. And of course, we will work closely and transparently with your referring doctor to communicate with him or her every step of the way.
The highest standard for prostate cancer treatment, right here in East Texas
At HOPE Cancer Center, our philosophy of care is based on compassionate, collaborative expertise. We provide prostate cancer treatment in Tyler, Athens, Jacksonville, Henderson and Cedar Creek, Texas. Let us surround you with exceptionally credentialed, caring doctors and highly skilled nurses and staff to help you win the battle against prostate cancer.
To learn more or schedule an appointment, call 903.592.6152 or click here to use our online form.