The Prostate Cancer Unit at The Medical City is dedicated to providing exceptional care and comprehensive treatment for patients diagnosed with prostate cancer in the Philippines. With a focus on patient-centered services and cutting-edge technologies, our unit aims to deliver the highest standard of care throughout the entire treatment journey.
What is Prostate Cancer?
Prostate cancer is a type of cancer that develops in the prostate gland, which is responsible for producing the fluid that nourishes and transports sperm. It is important to be aware of the symptoms of prostate cancer, as early detection can significantly improve treatment outcomes.
What are the Symptoms of Prostate Cancer?
Symptoms of prostate cancer may include frequent urination, difficulty in starting or stopping urination, weak urine flow, blood in the urine or semen, pain or discomfort in the pelvic area, and erectile dysfunction. It is crucial to consult a healthcare professional if any of these symptoms are experienced.
How is Prostate Cancer Diagnosed?
At The Medical City, we offer comprehensive diagnostic strategies to accurately diagnose prostate cancer. This includes advanced imaging techniques such as Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computed Tomography (CT) scans, and whole-body bone scans. Additionally, prostate biopsy, which involves collecting tissue samples for analysis, is performed to confirm the presence of cancer cells.
How is Prostate Cancer Treated?
Prostate cancer treatment in the Philippines varies based on the stage of the disease. The treatment approach is tailored to each individual's specific condition, ensuring the most appropriate and effective interventions are employed.
Early Prostate Cancer Treatment
For early-stage prostate cancer, treatment options include active surveillance, which involves regular monitoring of the cancer's progression, and localized treatments such as surgery, radiation therapy, and focal therapy. Our competent and experienced medical staff, combined with the latest treatment technologies like Da Vinci Robotic Surgery and True Beam Radiation Therapy, ensure precise and effective treatment for patients.
Late Prostate Cancer Treatment
In cases where prostate cancer has advanced or spread beyond the prostate gland, treatment options may include hormone therapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and targeted therapy. The Medical City offers advanced treatment modalities to provide the best possible care for patients at every stage of prostate cancer.
If you or a loved one requires evaluation or treatment for prostate cancer, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with our specialized medical team. Our patient-centered services, along with our commitment to delivering personalized and comprehensive care, ensure that your needs are prioritized throughout your treatment journey.
Please note that some diagnostic strategies and treatments mentioned above, such as Fusion Biopsy and PET scans, may be available soon at The Medical City, further enhancing our ability to provide comprehensive care for prostate cancer patients.