Prostate cancer is a cancer that forms in tissues of the prostate (a gland in the male reproductive system found below the bladder and in front of the rectum). Prostate cancer usually occurs in older men. Nearly 193,000 men were diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2009.
For more information, visit the National Cancer Institute’s page on prostate cancer: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/prostate
Treatment at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center
The UAB Comprehensive Cancer is recognized nationwide as a leader in the fields of prostate cancer treatment and research. Prostate cancer patients at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center are seen in the Multidisciplinary Prostate Center, which treats patients through a team of specialists who work together to pool their vast experience and knowledge to provide the best care possible. Because this clinic affords patients the opportunity to see multiple specialists in one day, treatment time – and stress – is dramatically decreased, resulting in a personal care plan that is truly comprehensive.
Multidisciplinary Prostate Center:
The Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital 5th Floor
2000 6th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233
Prostate Cancer Research at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center
The UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center is a nationally recognized leader in the field of prostate cancer research. The center was one of the first institutions in the nation to offer robotic surgery for prostate cancer patients, which utilizes a minimally invasive approach to lessen patient discomfort and shorten recovery time.
Related Services at UAB
Prostate Cancer Resources
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