There is No Routine Prostate Cancer

August 12, 2014 1:16 pm There is No Routine Prostate Cancer

At The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James), we understand that there is no such thing as routine prostate cancer.

The OSUCCC – James brings together experts from a variety of disciplines to detect, diagnose and analyze your prostate cancer at the genetic level. “Traditionally, we diagnose … prostate cancer by examining the way cells appear under a microscope,” writes Sameek Roychowdhury, MD, PhD, a medical oncologist and specialist in cancer genomics at the OSUCCC – James, in a post about the personal cancer genome.

Prostate cancer is a complex disease, driven by molecules and genes that behave differently in every person, but it is also highly treatable when detected at an early stage.

Multidisciplinary teams at the OSUCCC – James can help determine your risk for prostate cancer and help prevent it. Physicians recommend that, to detect prostate cancer at an early stage, men should begin annual prostate screening exams at the age of 50. However, those with a higher risk of prostate cancer, including African-Americans and men with a family history of this disease, should begin screening in their 40s, suggests Geoffrey Box, MD, a urologic surgeon at the OSUCCC – James.

In addition, through this multidisciplinary approach, we are delivering the most advanced targeted treatments and minimally invasive surgeries for prostate cancer. For our prostate cancer patients, this means better outcomes, faster responses, fewer side effects and more hope.

At the OSUCCC – James, we go beyond the routine to prevent, detect, treat and cure your prostate cancer. If you or someone you know is over 50 years old, over 40 years old and African-American or has a family history of prostate cancer, call the James Line at 800-293-5066 to schedule an appointment for a FREE prostate cancer screening on September 5, 2014.

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