Disease & Drug Info

Prostate Cancer

Each year, more than 241,000 American men learn they have prostate cancer. If you find yourself or someone you love has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, learning about prostate cancer treatment can help you take an active part in making choices about your or your loved ones care. Review this section's important information about prostate cancer testing and diagnosis, staging, and treatment options as you prepare for an appointment with your oncologist. After reviewing these sections, ask your cancer specialists any additional questions that you may have about your individual situation.

  • We understand that a new diagnosis of prostate cancer can be distressing. The New York Oncology Hematology team will be with you every step of the way, from creating a treatment plan, getting a second opinion, and what to expect after treatment. We will arrange your consultation quickly so you can get the information you need. Our team of cancer specialists will help you, and your family, make individualized treatment decisions. You will gain the knowledge and confidence to help manage your prostate cancer and continue with activities of daily life. 

  • With regular screening, most prostate cancers are found before they spread to other areas of the body. Many prostate cancers do not go beyond Stage 2; however, it’s important to learn about all the stages of prostate cancer and understand what each stage consists of. Knowing where the cancer is located and how much is present is determined in the staging process. 

  • Prostate cancer does not always require an immediate treatment plan. Your prostate cancer specialist at NYOH will review your test results and will talk about active surveillance, if they feel that is an appropriate approach for slow-growing forms of the disease. Based on your stage of prostate cancer and your general overall health, we will work together to develop a prostate cancer treatment plan that’s best for you. Your treatment options may include Active Surveillance, Surgery, Radiation Therapy or Hormone Therapy.

  • New York Oncology Hematology offers support for prostate cancer patients and their loved ones with support groups, community resources, genetic counseling and many more programs. We encourage you to learn more and take advantage of our supportive care services.

    The Prostate Cancer Foundation is a prostate cancer specific organization that you might find helpful.

  • Prostate Cancer Testimonials

    Read real stories from cancer survivors, including prostate cancer survivors, right in your community. Learn about their patient experience and why they trust New York Oncology Hematology with their cancer care.

Prostate Cancer Resources