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Prostate cancer

Prostate cancer occurs when cancer cells form in the tissue of the prostate. Only present in men, this walnut-shaped gland produces fluid that influences the nourishment and transportation of sperm.

Prostate cancer care in Kansas City

Prostate cancer can be common in older men, but we work to be a trusted care partner that helps you diagnose and treat symptoms as early as possible.

We understand how unsettling a prostate cancer diagnosis can be, but there are many available treatment options. The oncology specialists at HCA Midwest Health facilities help you understand the specifics of your condition, listen to your concerns and develop an individualized treatment plan that works for your unique health.

Looking for a second opinion? We can help.

A second opinion can help you make an informed decision about your medical care. Getting a second opinion from an oncology expert at Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at HCA Midwest Health is easy, convenient, secure and can all be done remotely.

A second opinion can help you make an informed decision about your medical care. Getting a second opinion from an oncology expert at Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at HCA Midwest Health is easy, convenient, secure and can all be done remotely.

About Us

As part of our health network's comprehensive oncology program, we provide access to clinical trials, advanced prostate screenings and surgical and non-surgical treatment services. Additionally, we offer cancer support and wellness services to our patients from diagnosis through recovery.

 

Prostate cancer risk factors

According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer is more common in men who are 65 years old and older. It is also more common in Black men than white men. Other factors that may increase your chance of prostate cancer include:

  • A high-fat diet
  • Family history of prostate cancer, especially father or brother
  • Family history of prostate cancer diagnosed at a young age
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Prostate cancer symptoms

Early warning signs of prostate cancer can be rare. Sometimes, men experience symptoms before being diagnosed. The severity of symptoms depends on how advanced the cancer is and the location of cancer in the prostate. The most common symptoms of prostate cancer are:

  • A need to urinate frequently, especially at night
  • Blood in urine or semen
  • Difficulty having an erection
  • Difficulty starting urination or holding back urine
  • Frequent pain or stiffness in the lower back, hips, or upper thighs
  • Not able to urinate
  • Painful ejaculation
  • Painful or burning urination
  • Weak or interrupted urine flow

Our prostate cancer treatments

If you have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, our expert oncologists will determine the best treatment plan for you. Treatment plans consider factors such as the stage and grade of your cancer, your age, other health conditions and potential side effects. We also offer patients cancer rehabilitation to help ease any side effects that cancer and cancer treatments may cause.

Prostate cancer can be treated using:

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HCA - Sarah Cannon Cancer Network of Excellence

Sarah Cannon joins HCA Midwest Health System to advance cancer care in Kansas City and the surrounding region. HCA Midwest, known throughout the region for comprehensive care and advanced treatments for cancers of all types, is proud to now partner with Sarah Cannon, the cancer service of HCA and a leader in world-class cancer care.

About Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute

HCA Midwest Health is part of Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare. Our family of hospitals provides comprehensive cancer services with convenient access to cutting-edge therapies for people facing cancer in our communities. From diagnosis to treatment and survivorship care, our oncology expertise ensures you have access to locally trusted care with the support of a globally recognized network.

askSARAH helpline

Have cancer questions? We can help. askSARAH is a dedicated helpline for your cancer-related questions. Our specially trained nurses are available 24/7, and all calls are confidential. Contact askSARAH at (816) 448-7737 or visit askSARAHnow.

Our Prostate cancer Locations

Lee's Summit Medical Center
2100 SE Blue Pkwy
Lees Summit, MO 64063
 (816) 282 - 5000
Centerpoint Medical Center
19600 E 39th St S
Independence, MO 64057
 (816) 698 - 7000