Our Approach to Prostate Cancer
Integrated Care for prostate cancer patients
At Indiana University Health Goshen Center for Cancer Care, we’ve created a comprehensive prostate cancer treatment program committed to your overall health. It’s a commitment that reaches from your initial diagnosis to recovery and beyond.
Throughout treatment, we use an integrated approach to cancer care where physicians, dietitians, naturopathic oncologists and counselors all work together as a team. These specialists bring a number of disciplines – from leading-edge medical therapies and groundbreaking research to patient-specific clinical trials – to offer you the most complete care possible. Plus, you have access to a host of supportive services, including counselors, support groups and chaplains. Every day, this multidisciplinary team of specialists works together to share ideas and contribute to your individualized treatment plan. And in recovery, we teach you to maintain a healthier lifestyle to help prevent cancer from returning.
At IU Health Goshen Center for Cancer Care, we’ve created a place like no other. Working to heal you, not just treat your cancer.
The right treatment
Whether you require active surveillance or advanced treatment, our comprehensive prostate cancer program meets your specific needs while reducing the risk of side effects. We even treat complex or recurrent cases often declined at other facilities.
Da vinci robotic-assisted surgery
IU Health Goshen Center for Cancer Care is one of the few facilities in the region to offer the minimally invasive da Vinci® robotic-assisted surgery for prostate cancer. This revolutionary technique causes less pain and scarring. Plus, it requires shorter hospital stays.
Free prostate cancer screening
Every man is at risk for prostate cancer. To find it early, regular screening is essential. Our free prostate cancer screening includes a PSA (prostate-specific antigen) blood test and DRE (digital rectal exam). Schedule yours today.
About prostate cancer
As the most common cancer found in men, prostate cancer will be diagnosed in approximately 200,000 men this year, according to the American Cancer Society. Plus, one in six men will be diagnosed during his lifetime. However, only one in 32 will succumb to the disease, because, when diagnosed early, survival rates for prostate cancer can reach 90 percent. With greater awareness and regular screening, the early detection of prostate cancer is on the rise and mortality is in decline. Plus, advanced treatments – such as da Vinci® robotic-assisted surgery and high-dose rate brachytherapy – are allowing more men to return to active and productive lives sooner with fewer complications.