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Diagnosis and Treatment of Male Cancers

Studies show that most men are reluctant to discuss embarrassing medical issues such as prostate cancer, penile cancer and testicular cancer. Men often delay seeking medical treatment because of perceived taboos associated with male cancers.

However, physicians encourage male patients to forget about their embarrassment and seek medical advice. For example, more than 90 percent of testicular cancers are curable if caught and treated early.

Physicians at the Stanford Cancer Center treat the most common male cancers. Drs. Joseph Presti, James Brooks, Harcharan Gill and Benjamin I Chung from the Department of Urology, Dr. Sandhya Srinivas from Medical Oncology, and Drs. Christopher King and Steven Hancock from Radiation Oncology, see all of their patients in the Cancer Center.

This centralized delivery of care provides our patients with convenient interdisciplinary care (sequential appointments on the same day with providers from two disciplines) as well as multi-disciplinary care in a single appointment with the Tumor Board that provides care from all three disciplines. 

Treatment Options

Several exciting, new clinical programs in are underway or are in development. The use of the CyberKnife (robotically delivered radiation therapy over the course of one week rather than eight weeks) in localized prostate cancer was initiated in December of 2003. Ten patients have undergone treatment and early results look promising.

Learn more information about robotic (Da Vinci) radical prostatectomy at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Several new clinical trial involving prostate cancer prevention, bladder cancer detection and treatment of advanced disease have also been initiated.

Our team of physicians focuses on the investigation and management of cancers of the prostate, testis, and genitalia.  Emphasis is placed on finding cancer treatments that offer the greatest efficacy with the fewest complications.

Treatment plans are customized to meet individual patient needs, and when appropriate, patients are invited to participate in studies to investigate the newest treatments as well as large-scale clinical trials for more established treatments.

 

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