Prostate Cancer

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More prostate cancer patients in Louisville and Southern Indiana get their care at Norton Cancer Institute than any other oncology provider.

Norton Cancer Institute’s board-certified and fellowship-trained prostate cancer specialists are leaders in their field. They’re at the forefront of developing innovative approaches to getting patients back to living their lives. 

Your Norton Cancer Institute oncologist has experience with established treatments as well as newer treatments.

Newly diagnosed prostate cancer patients can get same-day appointments, because you want to start getting better right away. 

At Norton Cancer Institute, you’ll have a one-on-one relationship with your oncologist, surgeon, radiation oncologist or other specialist. The next cancer doctor you see will be either someone you know or someone you’ll be seeing again who knows your case.

Innovative Prostate Cancer Care Tailored for You

We use the latest equipment and procedures to make a precise diagnosis of your cancer.

We can evaluate masses painlessly with ultrasound or MRI. Biopsies — taking a sample of tissue and examining it — are another way to precisely diagnose your prostate cancer.

Our advanced testing options will help your specialist determine a care plan that’s tailored for you, based on the stage of your tumor and your treatment goals. Your comprehensive care team of physicians and other health care providers meets regularly to review your case and plan the next steps.

We use advanced imaging options such as the prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) positron emission tomography (PET) CT scan that is more likely to detect tumors. This advanced and accurate imaging procedure is designed to detect prostate cancer in patients whose: 

  • Cancer may have metastasized 
  • Have suspected recurrence

Our state-of-the-art treatments include immunotherapy and biologic therapies that can provide a unique treatment designed specifically to combat the genetic makeup of your cancer.

That’s a testament to the benefits of early diagnosis and the skill our specialists bring to your care.

Norton Cancer Institute offers advanced treatment options for prostate cancer. The most common are:

  • External beam radiation therapy
  • Surgical removal of the prostate or radical prostatectomy, including da Vinci Surgical System robotic-assisted surgery
  • Injection therapy
  • Xofigo – This Food and Drug Administration-approved therapy is ideal for prostate cancer that has spread to the bones and is resistant to therapies that lower testosterone. Xofigo is administered by injection once a month. It has shown to be safe and reduces the chance of broken bones and death in patients with this type of prostate cancer.
  • SpaceOAR – When treating prostate cancer patients with radiation therapy, the goal is to kill the cancer cells while avoiding damage to healthy tissue. The prostate is next to the rectum and naturally separated by a small space. Due to the proximity, prostate radiation therapy can unintentionally cause damage to the rectum, which can lead to issues with bowel function. SpaceOAR Hydrogel is a gel spacer that temporarily moves the rectal wall farther from the prostate. By separating the prostate from the rectum, less radiation reaches the rectum, which may result in less damage.

In addition to our current leading-edge treatments, we offer our patients the opportunity to participate in innovative National Cancer Institute- and industry-sponsored clinical research studies. These trials help to improve current cancer treatments, in addition to finding new and promising solutions.

Prostate Cancer Care for the Whole Person

  • From Corydon, Indiana, to Shelbyville, Kentucky, Norton Cancer Institute has seven outpatient locations and multiple infusion centers in and around Louisville, including in Southern Indiana. We have four radiation centers located just off major interstates with free self-service parking and valet parking.
  • We offer customized prostate cancer treatment plans, including active surveillance, chemotherapy and precision radiation beam therapy that may offer fewer side effects.
  • We have a dedicated prostate cancer patient navigator to guide you through the treatment process. The navigator is a registered nurse and advocate for patients and families who can help coordinate scheduling to minimize visits. The navigator provides information and support through diagnosis, treatment and beyond.
  • Five Norton Cancer Institute Resource Centers in Louisville and Southern Indiana offer a variety of support services that address the emotional, physical and spiritual needs of patients and their families. Specially trained oncology nurses are on hand to provide one-on-one counseling.
  • We hold a monthly support group dedicated to prostate cancer patients and survivors.
  • Norton Cancer Institute Behavioral Oncology Program is designed to provide supportive emotional and psychological care for patients diagnosed with prostate cancer and their families.
Genitourinary Cancer Team

Why Choose Norton Cancer Institute

More patients in Louisville and Southern Indiana choose Norton Cancer Institute than any other provider in the area. We provide compassionate care for the whole person, not just the cancer.

Our Norton Cancer Institute oncologists are also researchers and principal investigators, offering patients sophisticated experience in the latest treatments and access to more than 200 clinical trials.

  • Access to more than 100 specialists, including board-certified and fellowship-trained oncologists
  • Multidisciplinary setting, meaning you get the benefit of opinions from multiple specialists across Norton Healthcare and often can schedule appointments for the same day in the same location
  • Immunotherapies such as CAR-T cell therapy, genetic therapies tailored to combat the unique genetic makeup of your cancer and the latest in surgical treatments, chemotherapy and radiotherapy
  • State-of-the-art Norton Cancer Institute Genomics Lab offering highly specialized testing that makes it possible to tailor advanced treatments based on a tumor’s specific genetic composition
  • Robotic-assisted bronchoscopy for minimally invasive lung biopsies that can reach more parts of the lung without major surgery
  • Medicare, Medicaid and most major commercial insurance accepted
  • At Norton Specialty Pharmacy, patients receive regular consultations on their medications and treatment plan, making sure they get their prescriptions quickly and accurately. Our specialty pharmacists collaborate closely with your oncology team.
  • Use your free Norton MyChart account to communicate with your provider, manage appointments, refill prescriptions, get on the wait list for an earlier appointment and more anytime from a mobile device or computer

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