Prostate Cancer Treatment for Chicago, IL
Patients from Chicago, IL know that Advanced Urology Associates specializes in prostate gland health. This includes screening and identifying prostate cancer symptoms and providing a wide spectrum of prostate cancer treatments. If caught early enough, prostate cancer is one of the easiest cancers to overcome. And at Advanced Urology Associates, living a long, full, happy life with minimal complications is the objective for every man they treat.
Prostate Cancer Symptoms
Prostate cancer symptoms aren’t all that common because prostate cancer, in its early stages, doesn’t normally show signs. There are a few signs however, to catch before they become seriously detrimental to your health. Some of the earlier signs of symptoms associated with prostate cancer you need to watch out for include:
- Frequent urination
- Frequently urinating at night
- Blood in urine or seminal fluid
- Weak urine flow or straining to empty bladder
- Erectile dysfunction
If you see any of these signs, you need to get screened by a professional. All ten of the urologists at Advanced Urology Associates are board certified and have decades of experience specifically with the prostate. Other more telltale signs or symptoms you may experience:
- Swelling in your legs and feet
- Change in bowel habits
If you experience any of these prostate cancer symptoms, whether isolated or in groups, talk to a doctor right away. Even if you don’t experience these symptoms, it’s smart to get screened once a year.
Prostate Cancer Treatment
Advanced Urology Associates offers a comprehensive range of prostate cancer treatments and screenings to keep you safe and healthy. Fortunately, prostate cancer spreads slowly, but this can also mean men wait too long to screen for it. Advanced Urology believes in screening so much, they offer a free screening, including a discussion with one of our professionals about and and all results that you receive.
The treatments Advanced Urology Associates offer include two different kinds of prostate cancer treatment options. The first category – definitive treatments, can include:
- Robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy
- Intensity-modulated radiation therapy
- Hormone therapy
The second treatment option – palliative treatments, include:
- Hormone therapy
- Secondary oral medication
- Xofigo systemic radionuclide therapy
In either case, the goal is to not only get rid of the cancer all together, but to do so with minimal complications. Not all cancer treatment centers have that same goal for their patients.
Advanced Urology treats prostate cancer in patients from Aurora, Bolingbrook, Bourbonnais, Chicago, Crest Hill, Elk Grove Village, Elmhurst, Frankfort, Homer Glen, Joliet, Lombard, Lockport, New Lenxon, Mokena, Morris, Naperville, Oak Lawn, Oak Park, Orland Park, Park Ridge, Plainfield, Tinley Park, Wheaton and Woodridge.