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Prostate Cancer Winnipeg

Learn About Prostate Cancer With Our Knowledgeable Winnipeg team

Prostate cancer affects men across Winnipeg and beyond. However, the right resources are the best way to start your recovery journey.

Here are the benefits of our prostate cancer services:

  • Accurate diagnosis
  • Up-to-date treatment options
  • Survivorship support groups

Asking an expert is the best way to learn more about prostate cancer care. With a team of experienced urologists, primary care physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and support staff, Men’s Health Clinic Manitoba is equipped to provide compassionate care and personalized treatment plans tailored to your individual needs. Whether you’re seeking routine screening, a second opinion, or advanced treatment options, you can trust our team to deliver the highest standard of cancer care.

What is Prostate Cancer?

Prostate cancer is a type of cancer that develops in the prostate gland, which is a small walnut-shaped gland located below the bladder and in front of the rectum in men. Prostate cancer typically starts in the glandular cells of the prostate and may grow slowly or spread to other parts of the body if not treated.

Types of Prostate Cancer:

  • Adenocarcinoma: This is the most common type of prostate cancer, originating in the glandular cells of the prostate.
  • Small Cell Carcinoma: This is a rare type of prostate cancer.
  • Sarcomas and Transitional Cell Carcinomas: These are also rare types of prostate cancer that originate in the connective tissues or lining of the prostate, respectively.
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Symptoms of Prostate Cancer

Most people have no symptoms and their disease is diagnosed by blood tests and a physical exam. There is an overlap in symptoms between benign (non-cancerous) enlargement of the prostate and prostate cancer. Some of the most common symptoms include:

  • Urinary frequency or urgency
  • Difficulty urinating or starting and stopping while urinating
  • Weak urine flow or interrupted urine flow
  • Blood in the urine or semen
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Pain or discomfort in the pelvic area, lower back, or hips
  • Bone pain, especially in the spine, hips, or ribs
  • Unintentional weight loss
  • Fatigue or weakness
  • Difficulty in bowel movements or pain during bowel movements

Prostate Cancer Screening

Prostate cancer screening is a vital component of early detection and effective management of the disease, including related conditions like bladder cancer. At Men’s Health Clinic Manitoba, we offer comprehensive screening services to help identify prostate cancer at its earliest stages when treatment options are most effective. Our approach ensures that both prostate and bladder cancer risks are assessed to provide a thorough health evaluation.

Prostate Cancer Screening

Our screening process typically involves two primary methods:

  • PSA Test (Prostate-Specific Antigen): The PSA test measures the level of PSA in the blood, which can be elevated in men with prostate cancer. While PSA levels can fluctuate for various reasons, including benign prostate conditions, an elevated PSA level may indicate the need for further evaluation.
  • Digital Rectal Exam (DRE): During a digital rectal exam, a healthcare provider inserts a gloved, lubricated finger into the rectum to feel for any abnormalities in the prostate gland. Although less commonly used as a standalone screening tool, the DRE can provide valuable information compared to other screening methods.

Prostate Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

At Men’s Health Clinic Manitoba, we understand that receiving a prostate cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming, just as it can be for testicular cancer. That’s why our experienced team is dedicated to providing comprehensive diagnostic services and personalized treatment plans tailored to each patient’s unique needs, whether they are facing prostate or testicular cancer. Our approach ensures that all aspects of your health are addressed with the utmost care.

Diagnostic Procedures

We offer a range of diagnostic procedures to assess prostate health and determine the presence of cancer accurately. These may include:

  • Prostate Biopsy: A biopsy involves the collection of tissue samples from the prostate gland for analysis under a microscope to detect the presence of cancer cells.
  • Imaging Tests: Imaging tests such as 3T multiparametric MRI, CT scans, bone scans or PSMA PET scans may be used to visualize the prostate gland and surrounding tissues, helping to identify any abnormalities or areas of concern.

Treatment Options

Once a diagnosis is confirmed, our team works closely with each patient to develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to their diagnosis, overall health, and treatment goals. Treatment options may include:

  • Surgery: Surgical options for prostate cancer may include radical prostatectomy.
  • Radiation Therapy: Radiation therapy uses high-energy beams to target and destroy cancer cells in the prostate gland.
  • Hormone Therapy: Hormone therapy may be used to block the production of testosterone, which can fuel the growth of prostate cancer cells.
  • Androgen Intensification Therapy: Hormone therapy can be further intensified in select patients by the addition of novel antiandrogen agents.
  • Chemotherapy: Chemotherapy may be recommended for advanced or metastatic prostate cancer to target cancer cells throughout the body.

Survivorship Support Services and Resources

At Men’s Health Clinic Manitoba, we understand that a prostate cancer diagnosis can have a significant impact on patients and their loved ones. That’s why we offer a variety of support services and resources to help individuals navigate their prostate cancer journey with confidence and peace of mind. Our clinicians also regularly present at the local Prostate Cancer Support Group meetings in Winnipeg.

Support Groups

We are connected with local support groups for patients facing the challenges of prostate cancer. It allows individuals to express their feelings, ask questions and receive encouragement from others who understand what they’re going through. 

Visit: https://www.manpros.org/ to learn more.

Educational Resources

We provide educational resources and materials to help patients and their families better understand prostate cancer, treatment options, and self-care strategies. These resources may include brochures, pamphlets, online articles, and educational seminars designed to empower individuals with knowledge and information.

Continued Care and Follow-Up

Our commitment to our patients extends beyond the initial diagnosis and treatment phase. We provide continued care and follow-up services to monitor progress, address any concerns or complications, and ensure ongoing support and guidance throughout the prostate cancer journey.

Ready to take the next step in your prostate cancer journey? Contact Men’s Health Clinic Manitoba today to schedule an appointment or learn more about our services.

Treatment Highlights

Personalized Treatment

Men's Health Clinic Manitoba offers tailored prostate cancer care, aligning treatment strategies with each patient's individual needs and preferences.

Comprehensive Options

The clinic provides a variety of treatment approaches, ensuring effective prostate cancer management while prioritizing patient well-being.

Prostate Cancer Winnipeg FAQs

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Prostate cancer screening recommendations vary, but it's generally recommended for men to discuss screening with their healthcare provider starting at age 50. Men with a family history of prostate cancer or other risk factors may need to begin screening earlier.

Prostate cancer may not cause symptoms in its early stages. Still, as the disease progresses, symptoms may include urinary changes, such as frequent urination, difficulty urinating, or blood in the urine. It's essential to promptly discuss any concerning symptoms with a healthcare provider.

Treatment options for prostate cancer depend on various factors, including the stage and aggressiveness of the cancer, as well as the patient's overall health. Treatment may include active surveillance, surgery, radiation therapy, hormone therapy, or chemotherapy.

Side effects of prostate cancer treatment can vary depending on the type of treatment used. Common side effects may include urinary incontinence, erectile dysfunction, fatigue, and changes in bowel habits. Discussing potential side effects with a healthcare provider before starting treatment is essential to ensure you are making an informed decision that aligns with your own values and preferences.

Our team is dedicated to providing compassionate care and support throughout your prostate cancer journey and is staffed with highly experienced prostate cancer experts.

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