The Prostate Clinic is a multi-disciplinary clinical program of the Southern Illinois University Cancer Institute. The purpose is to provide comprehensive care for patients with prostate cancer through the unprecedented cooperation of prostate cancer specialists. Urolologic surgeons, medical oncologists, pathologists, and radiologists in the Spingfield area are invited to fully participate in the clinical, educational, and research programs of the Prostate Cancer Clinic. Primary care physicians and specialists will have access to the clinical, educational, and research programs through a variety of means.
The Clinic was developed to provide comprehensive care for men with prostate cancer or those who are at risk of developing prostate cancer.
Men with an elevated PSA test or abnormal prostate exam receive a complete evaluation.
Prostate-Specific Antigen is a substance produced by the prostate and found in the blood.
It often increases in cases of prostate cancer and other prostate diseases.
If prostate cancer is diagnosed the options for treatment are thoroughly discussed including the benefits and risk of each option.
The Prostate Clinic helps the person understand their disease, diagnostic test, and the treatment plan.
Individual education and support is offered to the patient and family as they deal with the disease.
Doctors and patients will have access to the most up-to-date clinical and basic cancer research through the SIU Cancer Institute.