Prostate cancer care in Kansas City
If you're searching for prostate cancer treatment, visit the oncology specialists at HCA Midwest Health in the Kansas City region. Our committed oncologists provide the expert care you can trust that gets you back to your best self.
Looking for a second opinion? We can help.
A second opinion can help you make an informed decision about your medical care. Getting a second opinion from an oncology expert at Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at HCA Midwest Health is easy, convenient, secure and can all be done remotely.
As part of our health network's comprehensive oncology program, we provide access to clinical trials, advanced prostate screenings and surgical and non-surgical treatment services. Additionally, we offer cancer support and wellness services to our patients from diagnosis through recovery.
Prostate cancer risk factors
According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer is more common in men who are 65 years old and older. It is also more common in Black men than white men. Other factors that may increase your chance of prostate cancer include:
- A high-fat diet
- Family history of prostate cancer, especially father or brother
- Family history of prostate cancer diagnosed at a young age
Prostate cancer symptoms
Early warning signs of prostate cancer can be rare. Sometimes, men experience symptoms before being diagnosed. The severity of symptoms depends on how advanced the cancer is and the location of cancer in the prostate. The most common symptoms of prostate cancer are:
- A need to urinate frequently, especially at night
- Blood in urine or semen
- Difficulty having an erection
- Difficulty starting urination or holding back urine
- Frequent pain or stiffness in the lower back, hips, or upper thighs
- Not able to urinate
- Painful ejaculation
- Painful or burning urination
- Weak or interrupted urine flow
Our prostate cancer treatments
If you have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, our expert oncologists will determine the best treatment plan for you. Treatment plans consider factors such as the stage and grade of your cancer, your age, other health conditions and potential side effects. We also offer patients cancer rehabilitation to help ease any side effects that cancer and cancer treatments may cause.
Prostate cancer can be treated using:
About Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute
HCA Midwest Health is part of Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare. Our family of hospitals provides comprehensive cancer services with convenient access to cutting-edge therapies for people facing cancer in our communities. From diagnosis to treatment and survivorship care, our oncology expertise ensures you have access to locally trusted care with the support of a globally recognized network.
Have cancer questions? We can help. askSARAH is a dedicated helpline for your cancer-related questions. Our specially trained nurses are available 24/7, and all calls are confidential. Contact askSARAH at (816) 448-7737 or visit askSARAHnow.