Advanced Treatment for Prostate Cancer
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men. In fact, the National Cancer Institute has estimated that nearly 250,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year. Approximately one out of every six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime.
Advanced prostate cancer, also known as metastatic prostate cancer, occurs when cancer cells spread beyond the prostate gland to other parts of the body. Even men with advanced prostate cancer have several excellent prostate cancer treatments to choose from. Treatment will depend on your cancer stage, your age and your overall health.
Primary treatment options include hormone therapy, immunotherapy and chemotherapy. The goal of hormone therapy is to block testosterone, which prostate cancer cells need in order to grow and spread. Immunotherapy is designed to activate the man’s immune system to attack prostate cancer. Chemotherapy uses special chemicals to stop cancer cell growth.
If you have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, talk to one of the specialists at Orange County Urology Associates. We’ll help you determine the best possible treatment for you.
Our prostate cancer patients come to us from Laguna Hills, Irvine, Mission Viejo, Santa Ana, Anaheim, Costa Mesa, Lake Forest, Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach, Laguna Niguel, Dana Point, and San Clemente, Los Angeles, and San Diego. Find today’s safest, most effective treatment for prostate cancer at Orange County Urology Associates. Call us at 949.855.1101 or use our online Request an Appointment form to schedule your consultation with one of our urology surgeons.