All we know about Prostate Cancer

When it comes to cancer care, quality is of the utmost importance. Patients want to know that they are in good hands, receiving the best possible care and treatment options. This is especially true for prostate cancer, which is the number one cancer among men in the United States. Thankfully, Dr. Shahram Gholami and his team of experts at Urological Associates of Silicon Valley are here to provide patients with the quality cancer care they can count on.

Dr. Gholami is a renowned prostate cancer specialist whose services are recognized all over California. He is known for his expertise in diagnosing and treating tumors of the prostate using robotic surgery and the latest treatments. Mr. Gholami is also working tirelessly to improve the effectiveness and safety of radical prostatectomy surgery, which is the surgical removal of the prostate gland.

Prostate cancer is a serious disease that requires prompt attention and treatment. The prostate gland sits between the bladder and urethra and produces fluid that washes the semen and keeps the sperm healthy for successful fertilization. Prostate cancer usually begins within the edges of the prostate and can occur in more than one place. As the cancer grows, it can go through the lining or the edges of the prostate, causing serious health problems.

One of the most significant risk factors for prostate cancer is age. Research suggests that the older you are, the more likely you are to get prostate cancer. The disease is most common in men over the age of 65. Race is another risk factor, as prostate cancer is more common in African American men than in any other race. The risk is also higher in men whose relatives, such as a father or brother, have a history of prostate cancer.

It is important to note that there are usually no symptoms in early prostate cancer. However, as the tumor enlarges, patients may experience difficulty starting urination, weak or painful urination, the need to urinate frequently (especially at night), painful ejaculation, problems getting an erection, blood in urine or semen, and pain or stiffness in the lower back, hips, or pelvis.

If you have prostate cancer, Dr. Gholami will need to determine the disease’s grade, stage, or progression. Each grade is based on how normal the prostate tissue looks under the microscope. Each stage of cancer is based on the amount of cancer you have and where it is found. The stages are numbered from one to four.

At Urological Associates of Silicon Valley, patients can rest assured that they are receiving top-notch care from an experienced and dedicated team of professionals. Dr. Gholami and his team use the latest technologies and treatment options to provide patients with the best possible outcomes. Whether you require surgery, radiation therapy, or another treatment option, the team at UASV will work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that meets your unique needs.

If you would like to make an appointment with Dr. Gholami, you can call (408) 358-2030 or email him at Don’t wait to get the care you need and deserve. Make an appointment today and take the first step towards quality cancer care you can count on.