Prostate cancer treatment at Henry Ford Health System
Our prostate cancer team specializes in the most advanced treatments for prostate cancer. The robot-assisted surgery experts at Henry Ford have performed the most procedures in Michigan and we are one of the most experienced prostate cancer teams in the country.
Our team approach brings together the expertise of urologic oncologists, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, robotic surgeons, physical therapists and pathologists, all focused on one goal: treating your cancer. Our treatments include:
- Intensity-modulated radiotherapy
- Hormone therapy
- Genetic research
Prostate cancer: what you need to know
Prostate cancer is the presence of cancerous cells in the prostate. It tends to grow slowly over many years, but in later stages, the growth usually speeds up. As the cancer grows, it can spread outside the prostate -- usually into nearby lymph nodes and bones.
We don’t know the specific cause of prostate cancer. However, researchers believe there are several factors that cause and encourage prostate cancer to grow, including diet, genetics, other environmental factors. Prostate cancer generally occurs in older men, but younger men can have the disease, too. African-American men and men with a family history of prostate cancer are at a higher risk.
Regular prostate cancer screening tests are important for all men, and especially those at high risk. Your best chance of successfully treating the cancer rests on finding it early and beginning treatment as soon as possible.