Are you looking for a diagnosis or treatment for prostate cancer in Spokane? We can provide a second opinion for recently diagnosed prostate cancer and offer all forms of treatment. These include surgery, referral for a robotic prostatectomy, radiation oncology and proton beam therapy.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men, and nearly one in ten men will develop it. Because prostate cancer often has no symptoms in its early stages, it is often described as a ‘silent killer’. Because of this, regular screening is essential for early detection and successful treatment.
You should start yearly screening for prostate cancer from the age of 50, and even earlier if you are in a higher risk category. Black men, men with a family history of the disease and men with a high fat diet are at higher risk of developing the disease. If you are in one of these categories you should start yearly screening for prostate cancer in Spokane between the ages of 35 and 40.
Prostate cancer screening involves a PSA blood test and examination of your prostate. Normal PSA levels range from 0 to 2.5, and any higher could be an indicator of prostate cancer. You should also seek attention if you have symptoms such as urinary frequency, urgency and straining, or blood in the urine or semen, which are associated with the disease.
Prostate cancer has a wide spectrum of behaviour, from a cancer that is clinically insignificant and requires only follow up to a cancer that is aggressively metastasizing. Our treatment for prostate cancer in Spokane is also extremely varied and will depend on a number of factors. These include your age, medical health, family history, the aggressiveness of the cancer, and whether it’s just in the prostate or has spread to other parts of the body.
Whatever your unique circumstances, Dr. Golden will review all your options with you in great detail. He draws on a strong clinical approach, but also encourages you to use complementary therapies for ongoing wellness. Dr. Golden’s goal is to help you chose the most appropriate treatment and to provide the best and most compassionate medical care for your prostate cancer in Spokane.
To make an appointment with Dr. Golden, in Spokane Valley, submit the contact form on this page, or call us at (509) 921-0099 today!