An NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center

Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is a disease in which malignant cells form in the tissues of the prostate. It is the second most common cancer among men in the United States and the most common cancer in men over 50 - about 1 out of 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer.

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If you have been diagnosed with prostate cancer or are looking for a second opinion consultation about your treatment, talk to our integrated team of specialists. They will guide you and your loved ones through each step of the journey, from diagnosis to treatment to recovery and survivorship. Please visit Making Your First Appointment for more information. 

Our Expertise

As a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, our doctors also help develop and improve evidence-based prostate cancer treatment guidelines for patients throughout the country.

Highlights of our prostate cancer program include:

  • One of the largest programs of its kind in the western United States and our leadership and experience in robotic prostate surgery
  • Our surgeons’ expertise in minimally invasive and nerve-sparing prostatectomies, which reduces discomfort and recovery time while preserving urinary and sexual function
  • Highly precise radiation therapy delivery that can target the cancer while avoiding nearby healthy tissue, preserving bladder and bowel control functions
  • A wide portfolio of drugs that can fight cancer better with fewer side effects
  • A dedicated continence recovery program to help men regain urinary function after treatment
  • Sophisticated active surveillance monitoring for men with low-risk, slow-growing prostate cancer who do not want immediate treatment
  • Ongoing research and clinical trials of promising new therapies
  • Long-term survivorship and follow-up program focused on minimizing recurrence risk and improving quality of life

City of Hope surpasses SEER LA prostate cancer survival rates at all stages (Stages I–IV)

Our prostate cancer program, located in Duarte, near Los Angeles and locations in Southern California, treats thousands of patients a year and our five-year survival rate is very close to 100 percent. Customized care is offered from a close interdisciplinary team of the best oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgical oncologists and researchers, who work with prostate cancer patients to develop an individualized treatment plan based on their unique genomic, psychosocial and cultural needs. Read more about our prostate cancer outcomes.
 

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