June 15 – 21 is honored as Men’s Health Week, a time dedicated to raising awareness for health issues that affect men and encouraging early detection and treatment of disease.
Prostate cancer is one health issue that touches the lives of many men and their families. If you’ve been diagnosed with prostate cancer, consult your physician, speak with your family or others who have been diagnosed with the disease and seek information from organizations that provide support to prostate cancer patients, such as the Prostate Cancer Foundation.
At MUSC Hollings Cancer Center, a comprehensive prostate cancer treatment program offers patients an array of advanced treatment options provided by a multidisciplinary team of physicians with backgrounds in urology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, radiology, interventional radiology and pathology.
Treatments include standard and robotic surgery methods, brachytherapy, cryotherapy and new drug therapies available through MUSC’s clinical trials. MUSC is the only health care institution in South Carolina that offers all four approaches to prostate cancer surgery, also known as prostatectomy.