Prostate Cancer Services

Among men in the United States, prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer, excluding skin cancers, with approximately 230,000 new cases diagnosed each year. One man in six will get prostate cancer during his lifetime.

On May 21, 2014 Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center performed its 1,000th radioactive seed implantation.

Aurora prostate cancer experts use the most accurate diagnostic tools, including digital exams, a prostate-specific antigen test and an ultrasound guided prostate biopsy to diagnose prostate cancer. Screening is encouraged for all men at high to highest risk for developing prostate cancer including African American men and those with a family history (father or brother).

Some of the advanced treatments included at Aurora are surgeries such as radial prostatectomy, nerve-sparing prostatectomy and robotic surgery. Other treatments include cryosurgery, external beam radiation therapy, intensity modulated radiation therapy, internal radiation therapy and CyberKnife radiosurgery.

For prostate cancer, early detection is the best cure. Our team of experts, including urologists, radiation and medical oncologists, pathologists, genetic counselors and cancer care coordinators, are working together to help eradicate prostate cancer.