Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers in men and can spread to other parts of your body when left untreated. At Comprehensive Urology in the Beverly Grove neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, Kiarash Michel, MD, and his expert urology team can diagnose and treat prostate cancer to optimize your outcomes. To get screened for prostate cancer, schedule an appointment with Comprehensive Urology by phone or book online today.
Prostate cancer occurs in your prostate gland, a walnut-shaped gland in men that produces fluid for transporting and nourishing sperm. Early detection and treatment is the best way to eliminate prostate cancer and prevent it from spreading to other parts of your body.
You might not experience any symptoms with prostate cancer, especially in its early stages. More advanced prostate cancer might cause:
Getting screened for prostate cancer when you’re at risk helps your urologist detect the disease before symptoms occur.
While anyone can develop prostate cancer, certain factors increase your risk of experiencing it, including older age, being African American, obesity, and family history of prostate cancer. Erectile dysfunction and urinary incontinence are sometimes complications of prostate cancer or its treatments.
To find out if you have prostate cancer, your urologist completes a physical exam and reviews your medical history and symptoms. They offer the following diagnostic testing procedures:
Highly experienced and respected prostate cancer experts at Comprehensive Urology offer advanced diagnostic capabilities and prostate mapping to help you achieve the best outcome. They provide sedation during prostate biopsies to ensure your procedure is comfortable and virtually pain-free.
Focal therapy helps preserve erectile function, urinary control, and quality of life. Comprehensive Urology providers follow prostate preservation protocols. Your personalized prostate cancer treatment depends on the severity of your condition and might include:
HIFU uses high-intensity ultrasound waves to neutralize cancerous prostate tissue in place of surgery or radiation therapy. The treatment precisely targets cancer within your prostate instead of removing the gland.
Robotic da Vinci prostatectomy and other robotic surgical procedures help your provider remove cancerous tissue using advanced technology for optimal precision and accuracy.
Radiation therapy is a cancer treatment that uses X-rays or other types of energy to kill cancer cells within or near your prostate gland.
Additional solutions for prostate cancer or complications from cancer treatments include active surveillance, hormone therapy, cryotherapy, PulseWave therapy, and pelvic floor therapy for erectile dysfunction and urinary incontinence.
If you’re at risk of prostate cancer or experience new or unusual urinary symptoms, schedule an appointment with the experts at Comprehensive Urology experts by phone or online today.