Prostate Cancer Specialist

Broward Specialty Group

Urology, Pain Management, Allergy, Ear Nose and Throat, Aesthetics, and Gastroenterology located in Coconut Creek, FL, Delray Beach, FL, and Pompano Beach, FL

Prostate cancer affects about one in nine men at some point in life but is highly treatable in its early stages. The urology team at Broward Specialty Group diagnoses and treats prostate cancer at three clinics in Coconut Creek, Delray Beach, and Pompano Beach, Florida. For advanced care of prostate cancer, call the nearest office, or book an appointment online today.

Prostate Cancer Q & A

What is prostate cancer?

Prostate cancer develops in the prostate, a small, walnut-shaped gland located below a man’s bladder. Prostate cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in men and the second-leading cause of men’s cancer deaths in the United States.

Growths in the prostate aren’t always cancerous. A benign or noncancerous prostate tumor won’t spread to other parts of the body or invade surrounding tissues. A malignant or cancerous prostate tumor can spread to other organs and different parts of your body.

What are the symptoms of prostate cancer?

In the early stages of prostate cancer, you may not experience any signs or symptoms. A simple blood test can screen for evidence of prostate cancer before you begin to experience symptoms.

When prostate cancer does cause indications, they may include:

  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Trouble urinating, including pain, burning, or a weak urine flow
  • Frequent urination
  • Blood in the urine or semen
  • Pelvic pain
  • Painful ejaculation

Advanced symptoms include bone pain, especially in the hips, thighs or shoulders, back pain, weight loss, and fatigue.

Who is at risk for prostate cancer?

Certain factors may increase your risk of prostate cancer, including:

Age

The risk of getting prostate cancer increases with age. Prostate cancer is rare in men younger than 40.

Race

For reasons not yet determined, Black men have the highest incidence of prostate cancer and are more likely to develop this disease at a younger age. They’re also more prone to aggressive tumors that grow quickly and cause death.

Family history

A man who has a father, brother or son with prostate cancer is two to three times more likely to get it himself. 

How is prostate cancer diagnosed and treated?

If the urology team at Broward Specialty Group detects an abnormality in your prostate cancer screening test, they may recommend additional tests, such as an ultrasound or prostate biopsy, to confirm the diagnosis.

Once confirmed, they develop an individualized treatment plan that may include:

  • Active surveillance
  • Radiation therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Hormone therapy
  • Surgery to remove the prostate or testicles
  • Freezing prostate tissue (cryosurgery)
  • Immunotherapy

To find out if you have prostate cancer, call Broward Specialty Group, or book an appointment online today.