Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the US among men besides skin cancer.

It can be confusing to navigate, with a variety of treatment options

Texoma Urology is proud to offer comprehensive care of prostate cancer.

  • Surgical options include
  • Robotic radical prostatectomy
  • Open Radical prostatectomy

Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines

The AUA (American Urologic Association) recommends screening as follows:

  • men aged 55 and younger with no risk factors do not need to be screened
  • Men who have a family history of prostate cancer or are of African American race can discuss option of screening at age 40
  • Age 55-70 get screened every 1-2 years
  • Over the age of 70, discussion with physician if life expectancy >10 years

Screening generally includes a blood test with prostate specific antigen (PSA) and physical exam.

What symptoms might I see with prostate cancer?

The majority of prostate cancer patients have no symptoms at the time of diagnosis. If symptoms occur it may include blood in the urine, difficulty voiding, bone pain, or urinary pain.

What other treatments are there besides surgery?

Radiation can be used for prostate cancer, with or without medications to shrink the prostate gland. Radiation can be done without any incisions, and is a good therapy option for many patients

Hormone treatments are available and are sometimes used for more advanced cancers.

At Texoma Urology you will experience individualized care from caring physicians