Trinity CancerCare Center
Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer found in American men, other than skin cancer, and it is the second leading cause of cancer in men next to lung cancer.
To increase access to men for cancer screening and create another avenue for prostate cancer screenings, Trinity Health has developed a Cancer Check Clinic:
The cancer check includes a PSA, a DRE, a testicular exam and a fecal occult blood test (FOBT). The cancer check also provides opportunity for counseling for abnormal tests.
Appointments must be scheduled through the Trinity CancerCare Center for the Cancer Check, and many insurance plans cover most cancer screenings.
Please Note: Please note that Cancer Check services provided at the CancerCare Center doesn't replace a primary physician's care but is to complement existing services.
Prostatectomy and da Vinci Robotic Surgery
Facing any kind of urologic surgery creates a great deal of anxiety for most men. Among your concerns is: “Will my body function normally following surgery?” Traditional open urologic surgery – in which large incisions are made to access the pelvic organs – has been the standard approach when surgery is warranted. Yet common drawbacks of this procedure include significant post-surgical pain, a lengthy recovery and an unpredictable, potentially long-term impact on continence and sexual function.
da Vinci Surgery, a minimally invasive approach that utilizes the latest in surgical and robotics technologies, is ideal for delicate urologic surgery. This includes prostatectomy, in which the target site is not only tightly confined but also surrounded by nerves affecting urinarys control and sexual function. Learn More About da Vinci Robotic Surgery for Urological and Prostate Procedures.
For more information on specific types of cancer, treatment and symptoms, visit the American Cancer Society.