Pikes Peak Urology has lived up to its motto of “prompt, caring, and compassionate” since 1989. Our highly trained, well-rounded team of urologists consistently deliver positive patient experiences, and excellent clinical outcomes for a wide spectrum of urologic conditions. We specialize in urinary incontinence, UTIs, kidney cancer, kidney stones, erectile dysfunction, male infertility, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), low testosterone, and prostate cancer. We also provide no-scalpel vasectomies and vaginal revitalization using the cutting-edge MonaLisa Touch laser treatment. Our dedicated practitioners have worked hard to establish Pikes Peak Urology as a leading urology practice serving the residents of Colorado Springs and the surrounding area. If you’re looking for the best urologist in Colorado Springs, look no further than the providers at Pikes Peak Urology.
An estimated 191,930 men in the United States will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year. Apart from non-melanoma skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men in the United States. The talented team at Pikes Peak Urology diagnoses and treats prostate cancer using the latest technological medical advancements. We are proud to staff three experts in minimally-invasive robotic prostatectomy, which may prevent prostate cancer from spreading to the bones and other organs. With a cancer surgeon at Pikes Peak Urology, you can put your ‘urologic oncologist near me’ searches to rest. If you or a loved one have received a diagnosis or suspect prostate cancer may be present, reach out to a member of our urological team today.
Prostate cancer is cancer that develops in the prostate, the walnut-shaped gland that sits under your bladder and next to your rectum. Prostate cancer cells can travel through your bloodstream and spread to other organs and bones, which is why it’s urgent to get treatment as early as possible to increase your chance of recovery. Prostate cancer occurs in four stages.
Whether you have prostate cancer symptoms or simply need an annual exam to ensure your prostate is healthy, contact Pikes Peak Urology by phone or book an appointment online today.
In its earliest stages, prostate cancer doesn’t usually cause symptoms. When symptoms arise, they can be confused with other conditions like benign prostatic hyperplasia [LINK TO PAGE], also known as an enlarged prostate.
Signs and symptoms of prostate cancer include:
Your doctor checks your prostate’s health every year by performing a digital rectal exam. Based on your risk factors, they may also recommend a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test. Most men benefit from regular PSA tests starting at age 40-45. If your doctor detects an enlarged prostate or if your PSA test is abnormal, they may order a biopsy. If your doctor suspects that you have prostate cancer that has spread to other organs, they may recommend imaging studies, such as a pelvic CT scan, MRI, or bone scan.
Your doctor determines the best course of treatment based on the stage and grade of your prostate cancer. If your prostate cancer is slow-growing, your doctor may recommend taking a watch-and-wait approach. If your cancer is more aggressive or is at a later stage, your doctor may advise surgical removal of your prostate. The Pikes Peak Urology team includes three urologic surgeons who are highly skilled in minimally-invasive robotic surgery. Removing a cancerous prostate in time can prevent the spread of prostate cancer cells to the rest of your body.
Although there is no proven way to prevent prostate cancer, there are ways to reduce your risk. We recommend lifestyle changes such as: