Prostate Cancer

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UT Health's team of experts will guide you through every step of your diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. Our experienced prostate cancer team will explain all of your options, from surgery to radiation oncology, with the understanding that each individual requires a personalized treatment plan.

Prostate Cancer

What is the Prostate?
The prostate is a gland that resides below the bladder in the pelvis. It is in front of the rectum and under the pubic bone. The prostate's main function is to secrete the seminal fluid that makes up a majority of semen. The exact reason why men develop cancer in the prostate is not well understood, but seems to be a function of aging and possible genetic factors.

Prostate Cancer
Almost all prostate cancer begins in the prostate gland cells. These cells make the fluid that gets added to the semen. Most prostate cancers develop slowly. Because of that, prostate cancer usually affects older men. Among men, prostate cancer is second only to skin cancer in frequency. Survival rates for prostate cancer are among the highest, and patients have many treatment options available.

Recently Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer?
Here are some recommendations from UT Health urologist Dr. Samay Jain:

  1. Obtain your complete medical records, including all PSAs and biopsy reports.
  2. Get a copies of your imaging studies (CT, MRI, etc.) and radiologist's interpretations.
  3. Place this information in a three-ring binder and take it with you to your medical appointments.
  4. Put blank paper in your binder for notes.
  5. Write down questions you have for your doctor and make sure he or she takes the time to answer them.
  6. Take loved ones to your appointments. Remember, they are your advocates. As the patient, it can be difficult to follow what your physician is telling you, especially in the face of cancer. Loved ones may hear things differently, and may be able to give you a more objective assessment of options. Plus, they are available for support and to ask questions that may not occur to you.

When and how often should you or your loved one get screened? What advances in treatment have there been? What are the symptoms? UT Health urologist Dr. Samay Jain has answers in this video.

Meet Our Cancer Care Team

Dr. Jain

Samay Jain, MD
Urology
Surgical Oncology

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Dr. Chen

Changhu Chen, MD
Radiation Oncology

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Dr. Skeel

Roland T. Skeel, MD
Oncology

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Dr. Reddy  

Krishna Reddy, MD, PhD
Radiation Oncology

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Dr. Verghese

Cherian Verghese, MD
Oncology/Hematology

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Dr. Saraiya

Siddharth Saraiya, MD
Radiation Oncology

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To schedule an appointment with a prostate cancer specialist, call 419.383.6644.

Make an Appointment

419.383.6644

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  • The University of Toledo Health Science Campus
  • Eleanor N. Dana Cancer Center
  • 1325 Conference Drive
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Last Updated: 5/31/17