Prostate cancer is the third most common cause of death from cancer in men of all ages and is the most common cause of death from cancer in men over 75 years old. Prostate cancer is rarely found in men younger than 40.
Prostate cancer is cancer that grows in prostate gland. The prostate is a small, walnut-sized structure that makes up part of a man's reproductive system. It wraps around the urethra, the tube that carries urine out of the body.
The cause of prostate cancer is unknown, although some studies have shown a relationship between high dietary fat intake and increased testosterone levels.
The Prostate Center at Norton Cancer Institute is committed to exploring advanced treatment options and counseling for patients with prostate difficulties and cancer.
Prostate cancer is generally slow growing, and the innovative treatment options available through Norton Cancer Institute are highly effective. Most prostate cancers are diagnosed while still confined to the prostate, when a patient has more options available.
Treatment options may include:
- External beam radiation therapy
- Surgical removal of the prostate or radical prostatectomy
- Radioactive seed implants Norton Hospital was the first in Kentucky to offer radioactive seed implantation, an innovative technique that destroys cancerous tumors from inside the prostate. Norton Audubon Hospital and Norton Suburban Hospital now offer this advanced treatment.
Learn more about:
Norton Cancer Prevention and Resource Center,
315 E. Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202
502-629-5500 or 800-555-6772