Prostate cancer care in Aurora
Prostate cancer is relatively common, affecting one out of every six men. When abnormal cells in the prostate grow out of control, a cancerous tumor develops.
At The Medical Center of Aurora (TMCA), our prostate cancer team provides everything you need, from initial diagnosis and staging through treatment and follow-up care.
For more information about our prostate cancer program, call askSARAH at (303) 253-3325
Our doctors use the least invasive and the most advanced therapies available. Each patient’s individual health history and the extent that their cancer has spread is taken into consideration before adopting a treatment method. Treatment plans include both surgical and non-surgical options.
Diagnosis and treatment
At TMCA, we use the following tests and procedures to diagnose, stage and treat prostate cancer:
- Prostatic-specific antigen (PSA) blood test
- Transrectal biopsy
- Urine and blood tests
- Additional physical exam
- Bone scan
- Computed tomography (CT or CAT) scan
- ProstaScint scan
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan
- Lymph node biopsy
- Minimally invasive robotic prostatectomy
- Traditional prostatectomy
- Transurethral resection of the prostate
- Radiation therapy
- Hormone therapy
About Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute
The Medical Center of Aurora is 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 (303) 253-3225 or chat online at askSARAHnow.com.