Being diagnosed with prostate cancer is a hard blow for those concerned. We offer you a tailor-made treatment that combines medical facts with your individual wishes. In this manner, we ensure that you will quickly regain the best of health.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. According to current statistics, approximately one in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in the course of his life. Less aggressive forms, which may often simply be monitored, will have to be distinguished from more aggressive forms that require appropriate treatment.
Today, prostate cancer is mostly suspected due to an elevated PSA level (prostate-specific antigen). A hardening of the prostate detected in the course of a prostate examination by a physician may also raise concerns. For further clarification, alta uro thereupon carries out an MRI of the prostate at one of our co-operation partners. Subsequently, a sample will have to be taken for further clarification, a so-called prostate biopsy. Alta uro exclusively performs this biopsy as a perineal fusion biopsy.
Alta uro offers a wide range of therapies to treat prostate cancer. For localized prostate cancer, this includes:
Active monitoring: if the cancer is not highly aggressive, it is regularly monitored by means of blood tests (PSA level), imaging (MRI of the prostate), and fusion biopsy.
Focal therapy: only the part of the prostate affected by the cancer is treated. Alta uro carries out the focal therapy by means of irreversible electroporation (IRE).
Radical prostatectomy: we remove the prostate with the help of the Da Vinci robotic surgical system. For this purpose, the alta uro physicians at the Merian Iselin Clinic have state-of-the-art surgical robots available.
In the case of locally advanced tumours: surgical intervention with extended removal of lymph nodes or removal of tumours that have reappeared in a lymph node (lymph-node metastasis surgery). In most cases, this operation may also be handled with the Da Vinci robotic-surgery system.
If a tumour is already more advanced, a therapy with drugs to reduce hormone levels and influence bone metabolism will be necessary. In addition, irradiation may be of great benefit. This treatment will be carried out in close co-ordination and co-operation with local tumour centres.