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Thoroughness is credited by Canadian for early Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

John Henderson of British Columbia is a details man: a Chartered Accountant for whom accuracy and thoroughness are paramount. So while health care is excellent in Canada, about 15 years ago Mr. Henderson, now 62, decided his routine check-ups were not as thorough as they should be for a man approaching 50. "Every time I [...]

  • Collaboration. At Mayo Clinic, an expert team of urologists, oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists and radiologists works together to provide whole-person care for men with prostate cancer. Other professionals are included as needed.
  • Experience. Mayo Clinic doctors care for more than 12,000 men with prostate cancer every year. Your care team is prepared with the knowledge and resources to provide you with exactly the care you need.
  • A full range of treatments to consider. Mayo Clinic doctors will work with you to review all of your treatment options and choose the treatment that best suits your needs and goals. The range of treatments offered to men with prostate cancer includes active surveillance, radiation therapy, hormone therapy, cryosurgery, chemotherapy and surgery.
  • Cutting-edge diagnostic options. Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota is the first medical center in the United States approved by the Food and Drug administration to prepare and administer choline C-11 PET scan to help detect recurrent prostate cancer at its earliest stages — before it can be detected by other imaging tests.
  • The latest treatment options. Mayo Clinic surgeons have been performing and perfecting the radical prostatectomy procedure for decades and have contributed significant advances in the understanding of robotic prostatectomy technology and techniques.

    Mayo Clinic's proton beam therapy facilities are under construction in Arizona and Minnesota. Proton beam therapy using intensity-modulated pencil beams will permit more-precise distribution of radiation therapy with fewer side effects.

  • Comprehensive cancer center. Mayo Clinic Cancer Center meets strict standards for a National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center, which recognizes scientific excellence and a multidisciplinary approach to cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., and Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for cancer by U.S. News & World Report.

March 03, 2015