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Prostate Cancer

It’s extremely important to talk to your doctor to determine if and when a prostate cancer screening is right for you. South Miami Hospital physicians can diagnose prostate cancer and provide the latest treatments that include radiation therapy, hormone therapy, robotic surgery and chemotherapy.

Diagnosis
The American Cancer Society says men should talk to their doctors about the benefits, risks and limitations of PSA (prostate specific antigen) testing. PSAs are usually combined with a digital rectal exam, or DRE, which check for any abnormalities in the prostate’s shape or size.

Treatments
Prostate cancer treatment options depend on factors such as how fast the cancer is growing, how much it has spread, overall health and the benefits and potential side effects of the treatment.

•    For very early stage prostate cancer, treatment may not be necessary right way. Watchful waiting, or active surveillance may be recommended.
•    Radiation therapy both external beam radiation and brachytherapy, where rice-sized radioactive seeds are placed in the prostate, either permanently or temporarily.
•    Hormone therapy to stop the production of testosterone, which aids in prostate cancer cell growth.
•    Surgery, including robot-assisted prostatectomy, or removal of the prostate.
•    Chemotherapy uses drugs to kill prostate cancer cells.

To find a South Miami Hospital doctor who can help determine your risk, diagnose or plan your best treatment, contact our Oncology Patient Care Navigator at 786-662-8812 or PatientCareNavigator@BaptistHealth.net.
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