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Prostate Cancer Doctor in Sun City, AZ

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Prostate Cancer Doctor in Sun City, AZ

The prostate is an organ that solely exists in males, as it is a vital part of the semen production process. If there is an abnormal growth of cells within the prostate, it is certainly possible that this could be a case of prostate cancer.

Dr. Ganesh Sivarajan, is a highly skilled urologist in treating prostate cancer, Dr. Ganesh uses advanced technologies to provide diagnoses and successful treatments for prostate cancer. Patients from the West Phoenix area, including Surprise, Peoria, Glendale, Waddell, Sun City, and Citrus Park, choose to visit his clinic for exceptional care. To schedule a consultation for prostate cancer, please contact our urology clinic at 623-546-1400.

What Are the Symptoms of Prostate Cancer?

Due to the location of the prostate and its proximity to the urinary system, many signs of prostate cancer will relate to urinary function or the general pelvic region. Such symptoms often include:

  • Difficulty urinating
  • Weakened urine stream
  • Pain within the pelvis or low back
  • Blood in urine and/or semen
  • Difficulty in getting or maintaining an erection (erectile dysfunction)
  • Loss of control of the bladder or bowels
  • Increased frequency of urination

The list of symptoms above may describe a variety of urology conditions, including benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). It is important that you seek treatment if you notice any of these warning signs, as it is always best to catch a condition in its earliest stages, especially if that condition does in fact turn out to be cancer.

Different Types of Prostate Cancer

There are multiple unique forms of prostate cancer that men are at risk of developing. This risk is influenced by a variety of factors such as older age, family history, race, and obesity.

Depending upon where in the prostate the abnormal cells develop, a man may have one of five different types of prostate cancer. Most often, this particular form of cancer is classified as an adenocarcinomas. Other types consist of:

  • Transitional cell carcinomas
  • Small cell carcinomas
  • Sarcomas
  • Neuroendocrine tumors

Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

Regardless of what form of prostate cancer has affected an individual, each will require diagnostic imaging and maybe also a biopsy to confirm a definitive diagnosis.

In some cases, it may be advised for the patient to have their tumor removed from the prostate regardless of whether or not it has been identified as cancerous. The primary reason for this being that large growths on or within the prostate can cause a wide range of troublesome symptoms until the tumor is removed.

Prostate Cancer Treatment

Treatment options for prostate cancer include surgery, radiation therapy, hormone therapy, and chemotherapy. Each of these treatment options has its own set of advantages and disadvantages, and the choice of treatment will depend on factors such as the stage and aggressiveness of the cancer, the patient’s age and overall health, and their personal preferences. Dr. Sivarajan provides the following to treat prostate cancer:

HIFU(high intensity focused ultrasound)

HIFU is an FDA approved innovative treatment for prostate cancer that uses soundwaves to precisely focus cancer cells and destroy them while leaving the surrounding tissue intact. 

Minimally Invasive Prostate Surgery

Dr. Sivarajan performs minimally invasive laparoscopic or robotic-assisted prostate surgery through a few small incisions or a single small incision. To perform a laparoscopic prostatectomy, Dr. Sivarajan will use a special long-handled tools while viewing magnified images from the laparoscope (camera) on a video screen.

Schedule a Prostate Cancer Consultation

Dr. Sivarajan is a highly experienced and skilled urologist in Sun City who specializes in the treatment of prostate cancer. Using a personalized approach, Dr. Sivarajan will work closely with you to develop a treatment plan tailored to your individual needs and preferences. Please call our urology clinic at 623-546-1400 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ganesh Sivarajan today.

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