Leading-Edge Cancer Care
Our Men’s Health Center urologists have special expertise in prostate, bladder, and kidney cancer. Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin malignancy in men, affecting one in six American men at some point in his lifetime. Treatment for prostate cancer depends on several variables, including the type of malignancy, the stage at which it is diagnosed, and the patient’s age, personal preferences, and overall health. Our partnership with Marin General Hospital enables us to provide a highly specialized multi-faceted approach to treating cancer. Treatment may involve one or more modalities, including radiation therapy, hormone therapy, chemotherapy, and/or surgery to remove the prostate. Marin General Hospital features a wide range of state-of-the art technology for diagnosis and treatment, along with an infusion center, radiation suites and specially outfitted operating rooms for minimally invasive robotic surgery. An increasingly common approach for small, slow growing prostate tumors is to simply monitor the cancer carefully unless there is a change. This is known as active surveillance. Treatment for prostate cancer should be highly personalized, and our specialists confer with each patient to determine the best option for him.