At Lynn Cancer Institute, we provide compassionate, quality care for men with prostate cancer.

Our dedicated providers use the latest diagnostic tools and technologies to develop treatment plans that focus on all aspects of your prostate cancer care.

What is prostate cancer?

Prostate cancer affects the gland that produces and stores semen. Other than skin cancer, it is the most common type of cancer in men.

Prostate cancer often develops slowly and without many symptoms. Some people may have prostate cancer and not know it. When symptoms do occur, signs of prostate cancer include:

  • Difficulties urinating or urinating frequently
  • Visible blood in urine or semen
  • Discomfort while urinating

Regular screenings can also help catch cancer early, making treatment more effective.

Medical illustration of male genitourinary anatomy and prostate.

What types of prostate cancer do the specialists at the Institute treat?

We treat both common and rare prostate cancers. The most common types include adenocarcinomas, which form from prostate gland cells.

Rare types of prostate cancer include:

  • Sarcomas
  • Neuroendocrine tumors
  • Urothelial carcinomas

How do the specialists at the Institute diagnose prostate cancer?

We work with you to understand your health history and any symptoms you’re experiencing. We also use the latest technology to develop an accurate diagnosis. These tools include:

  • Imaging scans (such as CTs and MRIs)
  • Digital rectal exams
  • Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood tests
  • Genetic testing

How do the specialists at the Institute treat prostate cancer?

We take a multimodal approach to prostate cancer care. That means you’ll have a team of specialists who focus on different aspects of cancer treatment to ensure you get personalized care.

When building your care plan, our teams focus on treating both your cancer and you as a person.

Treatment options include:

  • Observation or “watchful waiting,” which involves monitoring your prostate cancer to determine the best time to intervene
  • Immunotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Systemic therapy, including chemotherapy
  • Surgery, including minimally invasive robotic surgery
  • CyberKnife® radiosurgery
  • Focal ablation HIFU

We also make sure support services are a key part of your treatment plan. These services can include:

  • Exercise and wellness classes, including yoga and medication
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Physical rehabilitation and pain management
  • Social work support or counseling
  • Survivorship programs
Our approach

Our approach

When you come to the Institute for prostate cancer treatment, you can expect:

  • A complete treatment plan that considers all aspects of your health and well-being
  • A team of experts who collaborate on your treatment and work together to support you throughout your cancer journey
  • The latest diagnostic technology and treatment options available all under one roof

Frequently Asked Questions

  • There is no guaranteed way to prevent cancer. However, you can reduce your risk for prostate cancer by:

    • Avoiding tobacco products
    • Getting regular exercise
    • Including healthy foods in your diet, such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains
    • Maintaining a healthy weight
    • Getting regular prostate cancer screenings

    Talk to your doctor for help reducing your risk of prostate cancer.

  • Prostate cancer is more common in:

    • Men over 65, though, the risk of developing prostate cancer increases around the age of 50
    • Men with a family history of prostate cancer
    • Men of African descent, including African American men

Meet the team

Meet the team

Our renowned cancer professionals work together across multiple specialties to provide you with advanced cancer screenings, diagnostics and personalized care.

Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials

At Lynn Cancer Institute, we treat cancer in today’s patients and offer hope for those who may get the disease in the future. Through clinical trials, we study promising new ways to diagnose and treat cancer. As our patient, you have access to these trials and treatments that aren’t widely available elsewhere. If a clinical trial may be right for you, we’ll talk with you about the potential benefits and risks. We make your overall well-being and safety our top priority if you choose to participate.

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