Each year, more than 241,000 American men learn they have this disease. Prostate cancer is the second most common type of cancer among men in this country. Only skin cancer is more common.
Most men with prostate cancer are older than 65 years and do not die from the disease. Prostate cancer occurs more often in African-American men than in white men.
Compared to other types of cancer, prostate cancer is somewhat unusual because many tumors do not spread from the prostate. If the prostate cancer does spread to another part of the body through a process called metastasis, and cannot be well controlled with treatment, it can cause pain, fatigue, and other symptoms. Often, even metastatic prostate cancer can be successfully treated, allowing men with prostate cancer to live with good health for several years.
If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, it’s important to gather and learn as much information about the disease as possible. Compass Oncology is your resource for understanding the disease and the prostate cancer treatment options that are available in the Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA areas.
Tests to determine the stage of the prostate cancer include a rectal exam and a special blood test. Most commonly, prostate cancer does not spread outside of the prostate, but in some cases this can happen. Many prostate cancers do not go beyond Stage 2; however, it’s important to learn about all the stages of prostate cancer and understand what each stage consists of.
You and your oncologist will discuss the options that may work best for you based on the cancer's stage and other factors. This can even include watchful waiting. Read more about the various prostate cancer treatment options available at our locations in Portland & Vancouver.
At Compass Oncology, we are fortunate to be a member of The US Oncology Network and are able to provide our community with access to new therapies in Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA.
We have over 70 ongoing trials at any given time. Search for an available clinical trial that might be right for you.
Compass Oncology offers support for prostate cancer patients and their loved ones in the Portland and Vancouver areas. The UsToo Prostate Cancer Support Group is available monthly at the Rose Quarter location.
We have gathered wide range of prostate cancer survivorship resources, from dealing with treatment side effects to nutrition.
From Our Blog: More Information About Prostate Cancer
Visit the National Cancer Institute where this information and more can be found about Prostate Cancer or ask your Compass Oncology cancer care team questions about your individual situation. Lo que usted necesita saber sobre el cáncer de próstata en español.