Comprehensive Prostate Program
Prostate cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer, and the second leading cause of cancer death among men in the United States. In 2010, approximately 217,730 men were diagnosed with prostate cancer and 32,050 died of their disease.
The Comprehensive Prostate Program at the Middlesex Hospital Cancer Center, addresses prostate cancer using a multidisciplinary approach from the time of diagnosis through treatment. Prostate cancer is a complex disease. The range of treatment options is broad and can be daunting. The Cancer Center offers a wide range of services to help navigate this complicated disease, including resources and education to understand prostate cancer and its treatment options. The staff provides assistance in developing a treatment plan, access to research protocols, nutritional counseling, integrative therapies, support groups (both for patients and their families), and a survivorship center.
Prostate cancer is also a very individual disease, and its treatment must be tailored to each person. Many factors must be considered when planning treatment, including age, other medical problems, PSA , clinical stage (how far the cancer has progressed), grade (how aggressive it is), and volume of cancer on biopsy. Last, but by no means least, are each person’s own priorities, preferences for and goals of treatment
A diagnosis of prostate cancer is life-changing. The Comprehensive Prostate Program at the Middlesex Hospital Cancer Center provides patients access to high-quality medical and surgical oncology services with the personal touch of a Nurse Navigator to coordinate care and guide you through your prostate cancer treatment and care journey.
This site provides an overview of prostate cancer and its treatment to assist you in your discussions with your physicians.
Prostate cancer is a widespread and sometimes deadly disease. What sets it apart from other cancers is the range of prostate cancer (from slow-growing to aggressive) and the number of treatment options. It is important for my patients to understand not only the nature of the disease, but all their options, so we can work together to develop an individual treatment plan.
- Edward Myer, M.D.