The most common reason for a prostate biopsy is elevated PSA (prostate specific antigen). Most men with elevated PSA will not have prostate cancer. However, this year in the United States, almost 180,000 men will be told that they have prostate cancer. After a diagnosis of prostate cancer, a man and his family face several choices regarding treatment. Decisions involve many factors, personal as well as medical. Before making these decisions, it is very important to learn about all the options available. With this knowledge, a newly diagnosed prostate cancer patient can participate more confidently with his doctor in planning his individual treatment.
By age 50, about one-third of American men have microscopic signs of prostate cancer. By age 75, half to three-quarters of men will have some cancerous changes in their prostate glands. Most of these cancers remain latent, producing no signs of symptoms, or are so indolent, or slow-growing, that they never become a serious threat to health.
A much smaller number of men will actually be treated for prostate cancer. About 16 percent of American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lives; 8 percent will develop significant symptoms; and 3 percent will die of the disease.
Patients are unique, and each man has a unique combination of prostate size, prostate biopsy results, PSA level, and other medical problems.
Associated Urologists of Orange County strive to match each man with prostate cancer to the specific treatment best suited to him.
Please call us at (714) 639-1915 to schedule a consultation and to discuss which treatment is best for you. Most men are candidates for newer, minimally invasive treatments.
Associated Urologists of Orange County
Urology Doctors specializing in Urology and Urologic Surgery. Located in central Orange County, our Urology Associates have expertise in incontinence, bladder suspension (“bladder lift”) and urethral sling procedures, kidney stones, no needle no scalpel vasectomy, vasectomy reversal orange county, laparoscopy and laparoscopic kidney and prostate surgery, prostate diseases including prostate cancer and enlarged prostate (BPH), robotic (da Vinci) prostatectomy for prostate cancer. Associated Urologists of Orange County strive to be the best urology doctors in the Orange County area. Urologists upholding the AUA Best Practice Guidelines.
Urology and urologic surgery, in Orange County, California. Urologist serving all of Orange County including Anaheim, Garden Grove, Irvine, Orange, Santa Ana, Tustin. Urologist accepts most major insurance including Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Cigna, Aetna, Health Net, Medicare, United Health, and others.
The information on this site is solely for purposes of general patient education and may not be relied upon as a substitute for professional medical care. Consult your own physician for evaluation and treatment of your specific condition.
1801 N Broadway, Santa Ana, California 92706
Phone: (714) 639-1915