• Prostate Cancer

  • Prostate cancer is a type of cancer that forms in tissues of the prostate (a gland in the male reproductive system found below the bladder and in front of the rectum). Prostate cancer usually occurs in older men and is typically a very slow growing tumor, often causing no symptoms until it is in an advanced stage. Most men with prostate cancer die of other causes -- many without ever realizing that they have the disease. But once prostate cancer begins to grow more rapidly or spreads outside the prostate, it is very dangerous.

    Learn more about prostate cancer.

    Treatment options include:Prostate cancer treatment at Penrose Cancer Center in Colorado Springs

    • Surgery
    • Radiation therapy (including Cyberknife® and brachytherapy)
    • Chemotherapy
    • Hormone therapy
    • Targeted therapy
    • Or a combination of treatments

    The treatment plan for an individual patient depends on a number of factors, including the exact type and location of the tumor, the stage of the cancer, and the person's age and general health.

    Our prostate nurse navigator: Jim Price (719) 776-5281

    Our Team:
    The following physicians are part of the Penrose Cancer Center Physician Member program and practice in specialties involved with prostate cancer. This also includes our expert team of radiologists
    and pathologists.  

    • Medical Oncology
      • D. Scott Brantley, MD
      • Hyun Sue Kim, MD
      • Matthew Logsdon, MD
      • Maurice Markus, MD
      • Michaela Carmen Matei, MD
      • Timothy Murphy, MD, FACP
      • Robert Sayre, MD
      • Daniel Tell, DO, FACP 

    • Radiation Oncology
      • Alan Monroe, MD
      • Anuj Peddada, MD
      • Andrew Tanner, MD

    Did you know?

    • Patients treated here for prostate cancer in 2003, the last year for which complete 5-year survival data are available, achieved 93% 5-year survival. This compares favorably with data from university and teaching hospitals (90%) and a set of comparable Catholic community hospitals (86%).
    • Penrose-St. Francis urologic surgeons are among the most experienced in the state, with over 200 robotic prostatectomies performed annually.
    • Average duration of hospital stay for our prostate cancer patients has progressively improved to an average of 1 day, with an average operating time of approximately 3 hours.
    • We have the state's largest experience with HDR (high dose rate brachytherapy). HDR offers focused high dose internal treatments that can be completed as an outpatient with minimal complications.

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