Prostate cancer is common in men and occurs when cancer cells form in the tissue of the prostate. Only present in men, the prostate is a walnut-shaped gland that produces fluid that influences nourishment and transportation of sperm.
Prostate cancer care in Nashville, Tennessee
Our dedicated doctors are here to help guide you through prostate cancer treatment.
Even though prostate cancer can be highly treatable if caught early, that doesn't it make less stressful. TriStar Health hospitals will help you overcome this diagnosis with a personalized treatment plan that gives you confidence and hope.
About Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute
As part of Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare, our family of hospitals provides comprehensive cancer services with convenient access to cutting-edge therapies for people facing cancer in our communities. From diagnosis to treatment and survivorship care, our oncology expertise ensures you have access to locally trusted care with the support of a globally recognized network.
Have cancer questions? We can help. askSARAH is a dedicated helpline for your cancer-related questions. Our specially trained nurses are available 24/7, and all calls are confidential. Contact askSARAH at (615) 514-2401.
Prostate cancer symptoms
With prostate cancer being so prevalent in men, it is critical to be vigilant when you recognize anything that could potentially be a symptom. Some signs to watch out for include:
- Back, hip, thigh or shoulder pain
- Blood in the urine or seminal fluid
- Changes in bowel habits
- Changes in urination
- Discomfort or pain when sitting
- Erectile dysfunction
Prostate cancer treatments and services
No matter where you are in your cancer journey, whether you have recently been diagnosed, are undergoing treatment or have recovered, you need support. In addition to a wide range of cancer screenings, therapies and surgeries, we offer prostate cancer patients access to cancer support groups throughout the Greater Nashville area.
Prostate cancer screening
Screening tests are the most effective way to detect prostate cancer in men 50 and older. Your doctor may also administer the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test, a rectal exam or a minimally invasive diagnostic imaging procedure.
Prostate cancer treatment
The prostate is the male reproductive gland that produces semen and sits in front of the rectum and below the bladder surrounding the urethra. When the part of the prostate surrounding the urethra continues to grow, it can lead to an enlargement of the prostate that can then lead to cancer. If you have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, it is important to talk to your doctor about what treatment options are available.
We treat your case like the unique case that it is, with treatment plans never being "one size fits all." As such, when we're determining your best course of treatment, we take several factors into consideration, such as the stage and grade of your cancer, your age, other health conditions and potential side effects. Given those factors, some of our prostate cancer treatments include:
- Hormone therapy
- Prostate cancer surgery, including prostatectomy
- Radiation therapy
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