Overview of Prostate Cancer
Prostate cancer is when cells in the prostate change and grow out of control. These cells may form a tumor, noncancerous growth, atypical cells, cancer and metastatic cancer. Most prostate cancers occur in men who are older than 65.
Prostate Cancer Treatment
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. Baylor Scott & White Health offers minimally invasive procedures, such as robot-assisted surgery, to care for prostate cancer. We also offer innovative nonsurgical therapies for the treatment of prostate cancer. At Baylor Scott & White, you'll receive compassionate, quality care throughout all stages of your cancer treatment.
Your treatment plan will be determined by your care team based on age, medical history, type and stage of prostate cancer, and personal preferences. Options may include:
- Radical prostatectomy
- Transurethral resection of the prostate
- Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy
- External Beam Radiation Therapy
- Hormone therapy
- Angiogenesis inhibitors
- Vaccine therapy
- Active surveillance
- Pain Management
Clinical Trials (when appropriate)
Specialized Centers for Prostate Cancer Care
Genitourinary Cancer Research and Treatment Center at Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center – Dallas treats more genitourinary (GU) cancer patients than any other cancer program in the region and excels in the management of complex and advanced high-risk cases.
Baylor Scott & White Vasicek Cancer Treatment Center – Temple, located in Temple, Texas, offers an integrated care team for GU cancer. The GU cancer team uses treatments including robotic, laparoscopic and macroscopic surgery and radiation therapy.