Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer in American men. 1 in 5 men will develop it during their lifetimes. Owing to advances in early diagnosis and effective treatments, the majority of men with prostate cancer will not die from it.

Most men begin to suspect they have prostate cancer after obtaining an elevated PSA level or abnormal digital rectal examination. The PSA blood test measures the level of prostate-specific antigen in the blood.

The challenge for physicians is determining which patients with high PSA levels need invasive tests such as biopsies, and which patients diagnosed with prostate cancer need localized treatment to the prostate and surrounding tissues, such as surgery or radiation.

At Siteman, we diagnose and treat prostate cancer with the most sophisticated imaging techniques, diagnostics, and therapies available. Our multidisciplinary team sees approximately 1,000 new prostate cancer patients a year. Each patient receives an individualized treatment plan for his prostate cancer.

The Siteman Approach

The only way for a physician to truly diagnose a patient with prostate cancer is to perform a biopsy.

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Determining risk

Prostate cancer is usually highly treatable, but it’s important to catch it early.

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Prostate cancer treatment

At Siteman Cancer Center, our Washington University Physicians custom-build a treatment plan for each patient, drawing upon the latest scientific research and the most advanced therapies and tools.

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