Prostate cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer among American men, second only to skin cancer. Around one in seven men will develop prostate cancer during their lifetime.
Despite these alarming statistics, there is good news. Not only is prostate cancer slow-growing, it can be detected early with screening exams. This means it’s often found in time to successfully treat it.
If you have prostate cancer, it’s normal to have concerns. But it’s also okay to have confidence. Mercy has helped thousands of men overcome prostate cancer. Our goal is to make sure you’re one of them.
The prostate is a small gland, about the size of a walnut, that’s found only in men. It produces a substance called seminal fluid, which protects and carries sperm.
If you have prostate cancer, you may not have any symptoms at first. That’s why it’s important to have regular screening exams. Digital rectal exams (DREs) and prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests can help catch prostate cancer early.
Signs and symptoms often don’t show up until prostate cancer is at an advanced stage. You should see your doctor right away if you notice any of the following:
Mercy’s cancer team has experience treating all stages of prostate cancer. This includes prostate cancer that has spread or come back.
Each person we serve is unique. So is the treatment plan we’ll develop with and for you. You may need one or more treatments, depending on the stage of your cancer and whether it has spread. These include:
At Mercy, we’ll help you face your prostate cancer—and fight back. Together we’ll tackle your cancer in the safest and most efficient way possible, so you can quickly return to doing what you love.