Millions of men face a prostate cancer diagnosis each year. But when you have prostate cancer, you want treatment that fits your unique needs.
The prostate cancer experts at Cleveland Clinic in Florida take the time to get to know you. We put you first in every way. You can be confident you’re getting outstanding cancer care that keeps your goals in mind.
Prostate Cancer Care at Cleveland Clinic in Florida: Why Choose Us?
We know you have choices when seeking prostate cancer care. When you choose Cleveland Clinic in Florida, you get:
- Comprehensive approach: Your team includes board-certified and fellowship-trained specialists dedicated to diagnosing and treating prostate cancers. You may see urologic surgeons, radiation oncologists, cancer geneticists, pathologists, medical oncologists and patient support specialists. We offer a range of prostate cancer treatments to support your health goals.
- Advanced testing: Our experts use transperineal MRI-guided prostate biopsies to reduce the risk of infection and improve detection of prostate tumors. We get the answers you need so you can begin treatment immediately, with no duplicate testing.
- Support after cancer: We’re with you from diagnosis and treatment to recovery and beyond. Our men’s health specialists care for all your needs after prostate cancer treatment.
Diagnosing Prostate Cancer
Our specialists use sophisticated diagnostic tools to find prostate cancers early, when they are most treatable. When we detect cancer, we focus on determining whether cancer has spread (metastasized). We use what we learn to design your treatment plan. You may have:
Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test
Urology specialists use prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests to screen for prostate cancer. This blood test measures your blood levels of a protein associated with prostate cancer. If you have an elevated PSA level, we may recommend more testing.
Imaging tests for prostate cancer
Our highly trained radiologists get clear and detailed MRI images of the prostate. We review these images for suspicious areas that may show cancer is present. When biopsy has confirmed cancer, we use prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) PET/CT imaging to determine the size and location of tumors (cancer stage) and whether cancer has spread (metastasized). This highly specialized imaging technique uses an injected radioactive substance (tracer) that binds to the PSMA protein on cancer cells to make them more visible.
MRI-guided prostate biopsy
We use transperineal MRI-guided prostate biopsy to target specific areas and retrieve tissue samples, reducing infection risk and improving prostate cancer detection. Our specialists study images of your prostate with MRI. During biopsy, we use real-time ultrasound along with these MRI images to sample areas of concern. This test provides detailed information about whether cancer has spread.
Prostate Cancer Treatment
After staging prostate cancer, our experts talk with you about treatment options. We always consider your goals and needs. We may treat you with:
ProstatectomyProstatectomy is surgery to remove all or part of your prostate gland. Our experts may perform minimally invasive robotic radical prostatectomy using a 3D robotic system with magnified video projection. We make small incisions and use the system’s robotic arms to remove prostate tissue with exceptional accuracy. Smaller incisions mean a shorter recovery time and fewer complications and side effects.
Radiation oncology for prostate cancer
Our radiation oncology experts use radiation therapy to treat early-stage prostate cancer with a low Gleason score. We also treat metastatic prostate cancer with radiation and use these therapies to relieve symptoms when cancer has advanced.
Cryotherapy for prostate cancer
In cryotherapy, experts freeze the prostate gland to kill cancer cells. You won’t have any incisions with this procedure. We use cryotherapy to treat prostate cancer that has come back after radiation therapy. You may also have cryotherapy if you’re unable to have radiation therapy or surgery.
Systemic therapy for prostate cancer
Our medical oncologists treat prostate cancers with powerful medications that travel through the bloodstream to find and destroy prostate cancer cells. Depending on your specific needs and the genetic makeup of tumors, you may have:
Appointments & Locations
Prostate Cancer Research
Our cancer physicians lead clinical trials of new therapies to treat prostate and other cancers. Researchers in the Florida Research and Innovation Center focus on developing cancer cures and improving your quality of life during and after treatment. Search for a clinical trial and talk to your doctor to see if a research study is right for you.
Palliative & Supportive Care
When you or a loved one faces prostate cancer, you can count on our cancer palliative and supportive care specialists to help. Your patient navigator schedules and manages appointments and provides information about your treatment plan. We offer a range of supportive services to help you manage every aspect of diagnosis, treatment, recovery and beyond.