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Prostate Cancer

offered in Colorado Springs, CO

In an effort to better serve our patients, Colorado Springs Urological Associates, PLLC has partnered with Urological Associates and Pikes Peak Urology. We are confident that the union of three patient-centric, top-rated urological practices will greatly benefit the residents of Colorado Springs and the surrounding area. Urological Associates is a premier urology practice in Colorado Springs led by board-certified urologists and nurse practitioners. Pikes Peak Urology, a division of Colorado Springs Urological Associates, has lived up to their motto of “prompt, caring, and compassionate” since 1989.

Our board-certified urologists consistently deliver positive patient experiences and excellent clinical outcomes for a wide spectrum of male and female urologic conditions. If you’re in need of compassionate, urological expertise from board-certified specialists, look no further than Colorado Springs Urological Associates, PLLC.

Prostate Cancer Q & A

Prostate Cancer Treatment Program

An estimated 191,930 men in the United States will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year. Apart from non-melanoma skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men in the United States. The dedicated providers at Colorado Springs Urological Associates, PLLC have decades of experience diagnosing and treating prostate cancer using the latest technological medical advancements. We are proud to staff three experts in minimally-invasive robotic prostatectomy, which may prevent prostate cancer from spreading to the bones and other organs. If you or a loved one have received a diagnosis or suspect prostate cancer may be present, reach out to a member of our urological team today. Early detection is critical to improving your chances of a full recovery. 

Expert-Level Cancer Diagnosis & Treatment

Prostate cancer develops in the prostate, which is the walnut-shaped gland that sits under your bladder and next to your rectum. Prostate cancer cells can travel through your bloodstream and spread to other organs and bones, which is why it’s urgent to get treatment as early as possible to increase your chance of recovery. Whether you have prostate cancer symptoms or simply need an annual exam to ensure your prostate is healthy, contact us by phone as soon as possible. If you or a loved one have been searching ‘best oncologist for prostate cancer near me,’ look no further than the experts at Colorado Springs Urological Associates, PLLC for the very best diagnosis and treatment. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What Are The Symptoms Of Prostate Cancer?

It’s important to remember that in its earliest stages, prostate cancer does not always produce any symptoms. However, some common symptoms of prostate cancer include:

  • Frequent urination
  • Dribbling urine
  • Pain or burning while urinating
  • Trouble urinating
  • Lower back pain or stiffness
  • Stiffness or pain in hips or thighs
  • Dull pain in lower pelvis
  • Blood in urine
  • Painful ejaculation
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Aching bones

How Do You Diagnose Prostate Cancer?

Your doctor checks your prostate’s health every year by performing a digital rectal exam. Based on your risk factors, they may also recommend a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test. Most men benefit from regular PSA tests starting at age 40-45. If your doctor detects an enlarged prostate or if your PSA test is abnormal, they may order a biopsy. If your doctor suspects that you have prostate cancer that has spread to other organs, they may recommend:

  • Pelvic CT scan
  • MRI
  • Bone scan

What Are The Treatments For Prostate Cancer?

Your doctor determines the best course of treatment based on the stage and grade of your prostate cancer. If your prostate cancer is slow-growing, your doctor may recommend taking a watch-and-wait approach. If your cancer is more aggressive or is at a later stage, your doctor may advise surgical removal of your prostate. Our physicians are highly skilled in minimally-invasive robotic surgery. 

How Can I Lower My Risk Of Getting Prostate Cancer?

Although there is no proven way to prevent prostate cancer, there are ways to reduce your risk. We recommend lifestyle changes such as:

  • Attaining and maintaining a healthy weight
  • Quitting smoking
  • Eating a healthful diet
  • Exercising regularly
  • Getting counseling 
  • Managing stress