Prostate Cancer Treatment in Sherman Oaks, CA

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

Dr. Richard David is a urologist dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to patients in Sherman Oaks, California. With a focus on men’s health, Dr. David specializes in providing testing and treatment options for prostate cancer. Call our urology clinic at (818) 990-5020 to schedule an appointment.

What Are the Symptoms of Prostate Cancer?

Most men with prostate cancer have no symptoms and are detected by a blood test called PSA or on examination. 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, prostate cancer is classified as an adenocarcinoma.

Prostate cancers can differ in how aggressive they are. This can only be determined by a biopsy of the prostate.

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.

Prostate Cancer Treatment in Sherman Oaks

Due to the unique nature of each case, treatment for a patient’s prostate cancer will vary widely from one to another. There are a variety of effective treatments including surgery, radiation therapy, minimally invasive treatments such as HiFU, and surveillance.  If you wish to discuss which option would be best for you with an experienced urologist, please call (818) 990-5020 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Richard David today.

During your initial consultation, Dr. Richard David will walk through your medical history and journey with prostate cancer up to this point. Once they have insight into your specific case, they will be able to recommend a course of treatment to best suit your needs.


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