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Prostate cancer most often occurs in men older than 65, but it can also occur in men much younger. OhioHealth recommends you have a discussion with your physician about your risks, benefits and when to begin screening.
Our prostate cancer recommendation guidelines follow the National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines that include:
The OhioHealth approach to cancer care involves a partnership of experts, including surgical, medical and radiation oncology, radiology, pathology, palliative care, hospice, nursing, navigation, and research and genetic counseling. Our focus is always on the individual needs and experience of each patient, so we pay special attention to your quality-of-life concerns, wellness, spiritual and emotional care.
OhioHealth physicians adhere to best practice clinical standards for the treatment of prostate cancer, working together to analyze your specific case and develop a personalized and most appropriate treatment plan.
Some prostate cancers run in the family. The OhioHealth Genetic Counseling Program provides comprehensive and informative risk assessment for hereditary cancer. We help determine whether the cancer in someone’s family is hereditary and, in collaboration with you and your patient, help develop the most appropriate ongoing care plan.
A patient navigator will link you to the services, education and support you need to successfully manage your care, restore your sense of well-being and overcome the challenges of living with cancer.