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While one man in six will get prostate cancer during his lifetime, it is a treatable disease. The Norton Cancer Institute team of specialists can help patients and their families by providing the latest in treatment options.

Detection

As with most cancers, early detection is key to treating prostate cancer. The American Cancer Society recommends that men over the age of 50 have annual digital rectal exams and PSA blood tests. Men who are at high-risk should be screened beginning at age 45. If prostate cancer is suspected, a biopsy may be performed.

Treatment Options

Treatment options are varied and are based on several factors including the grade/stage of cancer, age and overall health. The most common treatments are:

Clinical Research

As part of our comprehensive service, Norton Cancer Institute gives patients the chance to participate in innovative National Cancer Institute and industry-sponsored clinical research studies.  A list of studies is available by contacting the Norton Cancer Prevention and Resource Center at (502) 629-5500.

Norton Healthcare is available to answer questions you may have on prostate cancer. Please email us at cancer@nortonhealthcare.org and a health care professional will research and respond to your question within 48 hours. Exceptions may include weekends and holidays.  Most questions are answered within one business day.

Or, call the Norton Cancer Prevention and Resource Center at 1-800-555-6772 or (502) 629-5500. Please mention that you found this information on NortonHealthcare.com.

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