CJUA 

23 Kilmer Dr, Suite C
Morganville, NJ 07751

ph: 732-972-9000
fax: 732-972-0966

Prostate Cancer


Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men after skin cancer, and close to 30,000 men each year die from it.  The diagnosis is typically made in men in their 60’s and 70’s, but may be seen in men in their 30’s and 40’s.  Screening for prostate cancer is recommended by the American Cancer Society and the American Urological Association.  Screening should begin for all men at the age of 50.  For African-American men and men with a family history of prostate cancer, screening should begin at the age of 40.  The screening entails a rectal exam to feel the prostate and an annual blood test checking for Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA).  If the rectal exam or the blood test is abnormal, a prostate biopsy is recommended.  If a patient is diagnosed with prostate cancer, there are numerous treatment options available.  If the prostate cancer is felt to be contained to the prostate, then a cure is possible.  Curative treatment options include external beam radiation, brachytherapy (radiation seed implantation), open surgery, cryosurgery (freezing the prostate), laparoscopic surgery and robotic surgery.  An open and honest conversation between the patient, doctor and family is crucial before deciding on a treatment.  Additionally, all patients diagnosed with cancer should be given an information packet and the opportunity to meet with a support group.

 

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23 Kilmer Dr, Suite C
Morganville, NJ 07751

ph: 732-972-9000
fax: 732-972-0966