The top cancer in men, 1 in 7 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.
Nearly 90% of prostate cancer is discovered before spreading to other areas of the body due to the slow growth of this particular form of the disease. Tumors treated within this initial stage carry a five year survival rate of almost 99%.
However, prostate cancer in its earliest stages may not present any symptoms. Many men are not even aware that they have the disease. Therefore, it is vitally important to get regular prostate examinations performed by the medical staff at Vero Urology Center.
Vero Urology Center uses thorough evaluation procedures to determine the symptoms of prostate cancer including diagnosing enlarged prostate (BPH) or elevated PSA count. Dr. Atwell considers factors such as age, family history, race, nationality, diet, and environment in his evaluation. Through a series of laboratory tests, physical examinations, as well as biopsy; he can determine the best course of treatment if an indication of prostate cancer is discovered.
Over 2 million men in the US diagnosed with prostate cancer have been treated and survived the disease. If you are over the age of 50, regular check-ups are recommended to stay ahead of the curve. However, if you are experiencing symptoms such as painful, bloody, or difficult urination, call Vero Urology to schedule a visit today.