Prostate cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in American men. At the University of Michigan, prostate cancer is treated in our Multidisciplinary Urologic Oncology Clinic, where we offer care and treatment options at all levels of disease, from early onset to high-risk and advanced metastatic patients.
Patients are reviewed weekly by nationally recognized experts in urologic oncology – urologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and pathologists – who are supported by a specially trained nursing and physician-assistant staff with specific expertise in urologic oncology, to put together patient specific treatment plans.
The Clinic provides patients:
- Access to state-of-the-art therapies
- Robust clinical trials for all stages
- The Multidisciplinary Urologic Oncology Conference, where specialists discuss patients’ cases and create individualized treatment plans
- Reports to the patient's primary care physician and/or referring physician promptly following each visit
- Comprehensive patient education materials
- An opportunity to meet with a health educator or dietitian to discuss concerns or special needs
- Access to support groups and alternative/complementary therapy programs
Treatment for Prostate Cancer
There are many variables that are taken into consideration when your treatment plan is devised and discussed in the weekly conference such as other health risks, the level of your disease and past health history. Main treatment options may include one or more of the following:
- Radical prostatectomy – including daVinci robotic surgery
- Radiation therapy- including intensity modulated radiation therapy and brachytherapy (seeds)
- Hormone therapy
- Clinical trials