Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer, affecting one out of every six men. Prostate cancer can grow very slowly and remain confined to the gland, causing no harm. But, for some men, prostate cancer grows and spreads very quickly and can become aggressive.
With so many advancements being made in diagnostic, imaging, surgery and therapeutic approaches, a treatment plan exists for almost every man diagnosed. At the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute, we are committed to providing patients with the best care and applying the latest clinical and research expertise to each treatment plan.
An initial patient visit at the cancer institute includes a comprehensive team meeting with specialists from the Urologic Oncology Program, including a urologic oncologist, radiation oncologist, surgical oncologist and nutritionist. This team of experts will help walk you through your diagnosis and plan for a cancer-free future based on individualized treatment plans.
Image: Charles Trevino and his urologic oncologist, Hyung Kim, MD, discuss the latest advancements in active surveillance research and care.