Prostate Cancer

You'll find today's most advanced prostate treatment options in Fremont.

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men, excluding skin cancer. Prostate cancer is very treatable if it is caught in the early stages. The American Cancer Society estimates that about 192,000 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed this year, and 1 in every 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime.

Prostate cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the prostate. The prostate is a gland in the male reproductive system located just below the bladder and in front of the rectum. It is about the size of a walnut and surrounds the urethra (the tube that empties urine from the bladder). The prostate gland produces fluid that makes up part of the semen.

Treatment options and prognosis depend on the stage of the cancer, the Gleason score, and the patient's age and general health. With greater public awareness, early detection is on the rise and mortality rates are declining.

Additionally, new advances in medical technology are enabling cancer victims to go on to live active and productive lives after their treatment.

The Prostate Center at Fremont Health offers men the da Vinci® (robotic surgery) and Cryosurgery for prostate cancer, and Greenlight PVP or Holmium Laser and Microwave Thermodilatation for treatment of benign prostate problems. More importantly, Fremont urologists precede all treatments with the most knowledgeable advice and evaluation regarding all options, including medical, non-surgical, and minimally invasive surgery.

We are fortunate to have renowned urologist Dr. Paulos Yohannes on our Medical Staff.  Dr. Yohannes has performed over 1,000 procedures to remove cancerous prostates using the daVinci — he's one of the most experienced in the region — and in 2008, he began utilizing the device to excise cancerous tumors from kidneys.