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Prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is common in men and occurs when cancer cells form in the tissue of the prostate. Only present in men, the prostate is a walnut-shaped gland that produces fluid that influences nourishment and transportation of sperm.

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Prostate cancer treatment centers in Florida

No one is ever prepared to hear from their doctor that they have a cancer diagnosis.

However, should the unexpected occur, know that with HCA Florida Healthcare — you have options. You also have the support of our entire healthcare network to provide you with everything you need on your cancer journey. As a fully integrated network of care, HCA Florida brings together expert doctors and advanced resources to find the best possible way to treat your cancer. We also provide you with comprehensive care that is seamlessly coordinated so that you feel supported — from diagnosis through recovery.

Understanding prostate cancer

Learning more about prostate cancer can help you safeguard your health.

Prostate cancer risk factors

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are certain risk factors linked to prostate cancer.

These risk factors may include:

  • Being an African American male
  • Being 55 years old or older
  • Having a family history of prostate cancer being diagnosed at a young age
  • Having a family history of prostate cancer, especially father or brother
  • Eating a high-fat diet

Prostate cancer signs and symptoms

It is common for patients with prostate cancer to not show any signs until the disease has progressed. This is why it is important to discuss any small changes you notice with your doctor, especially if you experience:

  • Blood in the seminal fluid
  • Blood in the urine
  • Frequent urination or feeling the urge to urinate
  • Loss of bladder control
  • New onset of erectile dysfunction
  • Pain or burning during urination
  • Painful ejaculation

Our prostate cancer care program 

We tailor our cancer care to your needs, ensuring you receive the prostate cancer treatment and support that is just right for you.

Preventive care for prostate cancer

Our doctors know that when it comes to beating cancer, preventive medicine is the best defense. We encourage men to talk to their doctor about when screening is right for them and what types of screening they may need. Prostate cancer screening options include:

  • A digital rectal exam
  • A transrectal ultrasound
  • Prostate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test

Prostate cancer treatment options

We know treating cancer is a collaborative effort. As our oncologists and other specialists work together, sharing insights and expertise for your care, they also work together with you. Our goal is to make you feel as comfortable, confident and optimistic as possible about your journey ahead.

We partner with you, and together we'll craft a personalized treatment plan that we feel offers the best outcome and that you feel works for you and your family.

Your prostate cancer treatment may include:

Surgery for prostate cancer

If surgery for prostate cancer is necessary, the most common procedure used is a prostatectomy.

There are two types of prostatectomy:

  • Partial prostatectomy — the partial removal of the prostate
  • Total prostatectomy — the total removal of the prostate

Our prostate cancer teams

When you choose an HCA Florida hospital, you're not just choosing a handful of providers. You're choosing a collaborative network of specialists who are dedicated to your cancer care. Because of this, we're able to bring together just the right team for you.

Our prostate cancer teams include specialized:

  • Medical oncologists
  • Pathologists
  • Prostate cancer surgeons
  • Radiation oncologists
  • Radiologists
  • Surgical oncologists
  • Urologists

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