Prostate Cancer Program at OhioHealth
We’re with you all along the way, providing the precise care and support you need.
Prostate Cancer Screening Criteria
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:
- A baseline screening for men ages 45 to 49
- Screening consideration for men ages 50 to 70 every one to four years depending on the baseline screening results
- Screening only in healthy men older than age 70
- Screening only in men who have a life expectancy beyond 10 years at any age
Where to Get a Second Opinion
If you've been diagnosed with prostate cancer and have not yet started treatment, you can get a second opinion from specialists at the Multidisciplinary Prostate Cancer Clinic at Doctors Hospital. In a single visit you'll receive an individualized and comprehensive consultation with experienced prostate cancer specialists, including a urologist, radiation oncologist, sexual health specialist, physical therapist (specializing in pelvic floor therapy) and medical oncologist (as needed).
You'll learn about the various treatment options available to you and receive information you need to confidently move forward with the treatment plan that is right for you. A doctor referral is not required to make an appointment at the clinic, which meets the third Thursday of every month.
To schedule an apppointment at the Multidisciplinary Prostate Cancer Clinic at Doctors Hospital, contact CancerCall at (614) 566.4321.
An Innovative Approach to Cancer Treatment
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.
Genetic Counseling and Testing
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.