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Prostate Cancer Specialist

Illinois Urological Institute

Urological Surgeons located in Wheaton, IL & Geneva, IL

Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer found in men. Fortunately, prostate cancer treatment can be very effective when caught early. The urological experts at Illinois Urological Institute, with offices in Wheaton and Geneva, Illinois, diagnose and treat prostate cancer in men of all ages and backgrounds. If you have concerns about prostate health or cancer, call today or schedule an appointment online.

Prostate Cancer Q & A

What is prostate cancer?

Prostate cancer grows from the cells in your prostate, a small gland that produces the semen that nourishes and transports sperm. Typically, prostate cancer is slow growing and confined to your prostate, but some forms grow more rapidly and spread to other areas of your body.

How do I know if I have prostate cancer?

In the early stages, you’re unlikely to notice prostate cancer because a tumor can take years to grow to a size that causes symptoms. As the tumor enlarges, you may begin to experience one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Difficulty urinating
  • A decrease in the force of urine flow
  • Pelvic area pain or discomfort
  • Bone pain
  • Blood in your semen
  • Erectile dysfunction

If you experience any of these symptoms, the team at Illinois Urological Institute runs tests to assess the presence of prostate cancer, including a digital rectal exam, prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test, ultrasound, or tissue samples.

A PSA test measures the amount of PSA in your blood, and higher than normal levels of PSA may indicate prostate cancer.

How is prostate cancer treated?

Treatment for prostate cancer depends on the size and growth rate of the tumor, whether the tumor has spread, and your overall health. The team at Illinois Urological Institute work with you to develop the best course of treatment, even for men, women, and children who need more affordable health care treatments.

Your personalized care plan may include one or more of the following treatments for prostate cancer:

  • Active monitoring with regular blood tests
  • Radiation
  • Hormone therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Cryosurgery
  • Immunotherapy
  • Prostatectomy

When the surgery team recommends prostatectomy, surgical removal of your prostate, they perform a robotic version of this procedure.

What is a robotic prostatectomy?

Robotic prostatectomy is a minimally invasive procedure that uses advanced technology to remove your prostate and any other affected tissue with precision and care. Compared with a traditional procedure, it’s less invasive, has a shorter recovery time, and causes minimal discomfort.

For prostate health and treatment, call the urological experts at Illinois Urological Institute or book an appointment using the online scheduling tool. Affordable treatment plans are available.