Standard 1.12 Prostate Cancer Outcome Report for 2013
Prostate cancer is the most common malignancy treated through the cancer program at Fremont Health Medical Center, with stage 2 being the most frequently encountered.
Clinical stage 1 and 2 disease is most commonly treated with a daVinci assisted prostatectomy and this treatment pattern could explain the higher percentage of stage 3 disease treated through this facility. A recent analysis of 2012 prostatectomy cases revealed that a number of clinical stage 2 prostate cancers were actually stage 3 when the resected specimen was histologically evaluated.
Treatment Pattern for Stage 3 Prostate Cancer:
Radical prostatectomy is the first course of treatment for the majority of patients treated through Fremont Health Medical Center.
This procedure has lead to the discovery of a greater number of stage 3 prostate cancers than the national data indicate.
Nationally, 63% of stage 3 prostate cancers are treated with surgery only and the remaining 37% receive some form of additional therapy.
At Fremont Health Medical Center, 50% of the stage 3 prostate cancers are treated with surgery only and 50% receive additional therapies in the form of hormones, radiation or systemic therapy.
There is slightly greater use of adjuvant therapy for stage 3 prostate cancer cases treated thru Fremont Health than nationally.
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