Understanding Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer begins within the prostate gland. The gland is a walnut-shaped organ vital for making semen. This condition is common among men and those assigned male at birth. Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men.

Prostate Cancer Symptoms

In the early stages, prostate cancer often shows no symptoms. As it progresses, signs can include irregular urination, loss of bladder control, and pain in the back, hip, or chest. Address any concerns with your provider.

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Causes of Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer forms when prostate cells grow abnormally, creating a tumor. The precise cause isn’t known. Risk factors can include being over 50 years of age, family history of prostate cancer, and particular gene mutations. Smoking, sexually transmitted infections, and exposure to certain chemicals are also potential factors.

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Prostate Cancer Testing and Diagnosis

Screenings like digital rectal exams and prostate-specific antigen tests help with diagnosis. Diagnostic procedures, including biopsies and imaging, confirm the diagnosis. At Schneck, we take every step with care to ensure the best treatment solution.

Prostate Cancer Treatment at Schneck

Schneck offers comprehensive prostate cancer care. We recommend treatments based on cancer stage, growth rate, and overall health. Treatment options vary from active surveillance for slow-growing cancers to surgery. Depending on the case, patients may need a prostatectomy to remove the gland. We're with you every step of the way through treatment and recovery.

Your Providers

Schneck's providers work together to provide personalized prostate cancer care. Our priority is to provide effective treatment based on your individual needs.

Dr Jordan Maryfield

Jordan C. Maryfield, MD

Medical Oncology, Hematology View Info »

Receive Prostate Cancer Care

If experiencing symptoms, seeking care at Schneck is crucial. Our dedicated providers will assess your condition, conduct necessary tests for diagnosis, and develop a tailored treatment plan. We offer support throughout your journey.

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