Prostate Cancer

When your life has been touched by prostate cancer, you deserve the very best care. At Halifax Health – Center for Oncology, a first-class team of experts offer a full array of leading-edge treatment plans and technologies, providing the finest care and achieving the best outcomes.

Prostate Cancer FAQs

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men (not counting skin cancer) in the U.S. It tends to occur mainly in older men. In most cases prostate cancer is found before it has spread to other parts of the body. 

Cancer is tumors or growths that can grow into nearby tissues and spread to other parts of the body. Nearly all types of prostate cancer start in the gland cells. These are the cells that make the prostate fluid. These types of cancer are called adenocarcinoma. 

Other types of cancer can also start in the prostate. These include small cell carcinoma, transitional cell carcinoma, and sarcoma. But these types of cancer are rare. Most men with prostate cancer have adenocarcinoma.

Grade 1: Slow-growing or noncancerous. Grade 1 cancer cells appear similar to healthy cells, and can usually be cured with surgery.

Grade 2: Malignant but slow-growing. Grade 2 cells under a microscope look slightly abnormal. These tumors have the ability to spread to nearby tissues or come back after initial treatment.

Grade 3: Malignant and more quick-growing. When viewed at the microscopic level, the malignant cells show even more severe abnormalities. Can easily generate abnormal cells which can spread to other parts of the prostate.

Grade 4: Develops rapidly and has various abnormal microscopic features. Grade 4’s timeline is aggressive, and the tumors can spread to other regions of the body.

Central Florida Cancer Care

Halifax Health – Center for Oncology has produced a long list of “firsts” in oncology diagnosis and treatment. This should be a source of confidence for you, knowing we are leaders in the development of new and better ways to discover and treat cancer.