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South Chicago Area Prostate Cancer Center

Prostate cancer is the second most common type of cancer among men in this country. Only skin cancer is more common. The 5-year survival rate in the United States for men diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer is greater than 99%.

The prostate cancer specialists at Affiliated Oncologists are here to help you choose the best treatment plan based on the stage, grade, age, and your overall health condition.

Were You Recently Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer?

If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, it’s important to gather as much information as you can about the disease and the treatments that would be appropriate.

Our team has created a guide to help newly diagnosed prostate cancer patients prepare for the first appointment with a prostate cancer specialist. If you are in the South Chicago Suburbs area, request an appointment with our oncologists for a personalized treatment plan or for a second opinion.

Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

Prostate cancer is diagnosed and graded with a biopsy. Tissue samples will help the prostate cancer specialist recommend the right treatment plan.

Gleason Score

The grade of prostate cancer plays an important role in choosing the right treatment for each patient. The Gleason Score is the system used to determine the grade.

Prostate Cancer Stages

The stage of cancer defines whether the cancer cells have spread outside of the prostate. And if they have, how far the cancer cells have spread.

Types of Prostate Cancer Treatment

There are quite a few prostate cancer treatment options. The right one for you depends on the grade and stage of cancer. Treatment options range from watchful waiting to see if the cancer grows further to radiation therapy and, in some cases, prostate surgery.