Prostate Cancer

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Dr. Shahram’s prostate cancer services are recognized all over California for diagnosing and treating tumors of the prostate by using robotic surgery and the latest treatments. Mr. Gholami is working to improve the effectiveness and safety of radical prostatectomy surgery.

About Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the number one cancer among men in the United States. The prostate is a large gland it sits between the bladder and urethra, which is the pipework; it produces fluid that washes the semen and keeps the sperm healthy for successful fertilization, and that’s what the function of the prostate is.

Prostate cancer usually begins within the edges of the prostate and can occur in more than one place; it starts to grow inside the prostate, and when it gets advanced enough, it starts to go through the lining or the edges of the prostate. Over time the prostate cancer cells can multiply and can form a cancerous tumor.

An important risk for prostate cancer is AGE. Research suggests that the older you are, the more likely you are to get prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is most common in men over the age of 65. The race is another risk factor; 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.

There are usually no symptoms in early prostate cancer. However, as the tumor enlarges the prostate, you may have the following symptoms:

    • Difficulty starting urination.

    • Weak interrupted, or painful urination.

    • Needing to urinate frequently, especially at night.

    • Painful ejaculation.

    • Problems getting an erection.

    • Blood in urine or semen.

    • Pain or stiffness in the lower back, hips, or pelvis.

If you have prostate cancer, Doctor 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.


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