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Prostate cancer

Prostate cancer occurs when cancer cells form in the tissue of the prostate. Only present in men, this walnut-shaped gland produces fluid that influences the nourishment and transportation of sperm.

Prostate cancer treatment throughout the Wasatch Front

At MountainStar Healthcare, we understand that a cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming.

Because of this, we make it a priority to offer comprehensive, compassionate cancer care to every patient. Our team is here to provide you continued support throughout your cancer journey—from initial diagnosis and staging through treatment and survivorship.

Expert advice, available 24/7

Free medical information is just a phone call away. Our nurses help you understand your symptoms, treatment options and procedures. They will also help you find a provider or specialist and schedule an appointment.

Free medical information is just a phone call away. Our nurses help you understand your symptoms, treatment options and procedures. They will also help you find a provider or specialist and schedule an appointment.

Prostate cancer screening

Our doctors know that when it comes to beating cancer, preventive medicine is the best defense. We encourage screening tests to detect prostate cancer in men who are 50 years old and older.

Prostate cancer screening options include:

  • A digital rectal exam
  • A transrectal ultrasound
  • Prostate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test

Prostate cancer risk factors

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are certain risk factors linked to prostate cancer.

These risk factors include:

  • Being an African American male
  • Being 55 years old or older
  • Family history of prostate cancer diagnosed at a young age
  • Family history of prostate cancer, especially father or brother
  • High-fat diet

Prostate cancer signs and symptoms

It is common for patients with prostate cancer to not show any signs, especially until later. This is why it is important to discuss any small changes you notice with your doctor, especially if you experience:

  • Blood in the seminal fluid
  • Blood in the urine
  • Frequent urination or feeling the urge to urinate
  • Loss of bladder control
  • New onset of erectile dysfunction
  • Pain or burning during urination
  • Painful ejaculation

Diagnosing prostate cancer

The most common tests and imaging procedures used to diagnose prostate cancer are:

  • PSA blood test
  • Transrectal biopsy
  • Ultrasound

Prostate cancer treatment options

Treatment plans for prostate cancer can include both surgical and nonsurgical therapies. Our cancer care team provides a wide range of treatment options to ensure you receive the care that is right for you.

Your prostate cancer treatment may include:

Surgery for prostate cancer

If surgery for prostate cancer is necessary, the most common procedure used is a prostatectomy.

There are two types of prostatectomy:

  • Partial prostatectomy the partial removal of the prostate
  • Total prostatectomy the total removal of the prostate

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