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Prostate 101

Where is the prostate? What does it do? Learn the basics about the compact gland and how disease affects it.

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The Evolution of Care

We have more data now saying which prostate cancers need to be treated and which don’t. We have minimally invasive treatments if necessary, and if you don’t require therapy, we will place you on a careful active surveillance regimen. Everything we do for prostate cancer is tailored to the specific patient and based on your unique situation.
Dr. Mark Katz , Urologist
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Treatment Options: When Cancer Returns After Radiation

What do we do if prostate cancer comes back after radiation treatments? A recent prospective trial opens the door to brachytherapy, a form of radiotherapy where small radioactive implants are placed directly into the affected tissue.  Is this an option for you?

 

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Terms to Know

Like most areas of medical expertise, prostate care is full of specialized terminology and acronyms. Use this glossary throughout the site for help understanding any medical term you encounter.

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  • Biopsy

    Examining a tissue sample to understand the presence, cause, or extent of a disease.

  • Cancer

    Cancer is a group of diseases where cells grow abnormally.

  • Cryotherapy

    The use of low temperatures in medical therapy.

  • Dosimetrist

    A medical professional who calculates precise doses of radiation for treatments.

  • Gleason Score

    A system of grading and staging prostate cancer.

  • Immunotherapy

    Stimulating the body’s own immune response to fight disease.

  • Prostate

    The prostate is a walnut-sized gland.

  • Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA)

    A substance produced by the prostate that increases when the prostate is irritated.

  • Radiation

    High-energy particles that cause ionization and tissue damage.

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