Prostate Cancer Treatment in Athens, GA

If there is an abnormal growth of cells within the prostate, it is certainly possible that this could be a case of prostate cancer. The prostate is an organ that solely exists in males, as it is a vital part of the semen production process.

Meet Our Urologist

Urologist David C. Allen, MD founded The Urology Clinic in 1984 in Athens, GA and is board-certified by the American Board of Urology. With over 35 years of experience in urologic oncology, Dr. Allen specializes in the treatment and diagnosis of prostate cancer. If you’re experiencing symptoms of prostate cancer in the Athens area, contact The Urology Clinic today to schedule an appointment. Give us a call at (706) 543-2718.

What Are the Symptoms of Prostate Cancer?

Due to the location of the prostate and its proximity to the urinary system, many signs of prostate cancer will relate to urinary function or the general pelvic region. Such symptoms often include:

  • Difficulty urinating
  • Weakened urine stream
  • Pain within the pelvis or low back
  • Blood in urine and/or semen
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Loss of control of the bladder or bowels
  • Increased frequency of urination

The list of symptoms above may describe a variety of urology conditions, including benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). It is important that you seek treatment if you notice any of these warning signs, as it is always best to catch a condition in its earliest stages, especially if that condition does in fact turn out to be cancer.

What Are the Types of Prostate Cancer?

There are multiple unique forms of prostate cancer that men are at risk of developing. This risk is influenced by a variety of factors such as older age, family history, race, and obesity.

Depending upon where in the prostate the abnormal cells develop, a man may have one of five different types of prostate cancer. Most often, this particular form of cancer is classified as an adenocarcinomas. Other types consist of:

  • Transitional cell carcinomas
  • Small cell carcinomas
  • Sarcomas
  • Neuroendocrine tumors

How Is Prostate Cancer Diagnosed?

Regardless of what form of prostate cancer has affected an individual, each will require diagnostic imaging and maybe also a biopsy to confirm a definitive diagnosis.

In some cases, it may be advised for the patient to have their tumor removed from the prostate regardless of whether or not it has been identified as cancerous. The primary reason for this being that large growths on or within the prostate can cause a wide range of troublesome symptoms until the tumor is removed.

Prostate Cancer Treatment in Athens, GA

Due to the unique nature of each case, treatment for a patient’s prostate cancer will vary widely from one to another. During your initial consultation, Dr. Allen will walk through your medical history and journey with prostate cancer up to this point. Once he has insight into your specific case, he will be able to recommend a course of treatment to best suit your needs. If you wish to discuss which option would be best for you with an experienced urologist in Athens, GA, contact Dr. David C. Allen today.

Schedule an Appointment with The Urology Clinic

If you’re experiencing symptoms of prostate cancer in the Athens area, please call (706) 543-2718 to schedule an appointment with urologist David C. Allen, MD. With over 35 years of urologic oncology experience, Dr. Allen will be able to walk you through each step of the diagnosis and find the best treatment option for you. Our office is just a short drive from Watkinsville, Danielsville, Jefferson, and Winder.

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