Our Approach to Prostate Cancer Care

Maybe you landed on this page because you’re experiencing a rising PSA and you’re afraid you’ll hear the words “you have prostate cancer.” Or maybe you came to this page because you or a loved one has already received a diagnosis of prostate cancer. Either way, we can help.

Our board-certified urologists have a passion for helping patients and their families navigate a prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment. From the initial prostate cancer biopsy to diagnosis to outlining your treatment options to your follow-up care, we’ll be with you every step of the way.

Overview of Prostate Cancer Treatment Options

For most patients with localized (confined) prostate cancer, options include the following (in no particular order):

  • Active surveillance, which includes scheduled biopsies and understanding molecular markers, such as the OncotypeDX Prostate Cancer Test
  • Radical prostatectomy, which involves removing the prostate and reconnecting the bladder to the urethra
  • Radiation, either external or internal radiation (the latter is known as brachytherapy or radioactive “seeds”)
  • HIFU, which involves using high intensity focused ultrasound energy to treat the cancer
  • Cryotherapy, which is a technique of freezing the prostate and cancer cells

An advanced prostate cancer diagnosis can be equal parts overwhelming and frightening. At Greater Boston Urology, we treat the advanced prostate cancer patient “in house” at our Advanced Prostate Cancer Center in Dedham. The patient works one-on-one with his own personal urologist and nurse navigator, but also benefits from our team of physicians who often collaborate.

Treatment options for advanced prostate cancer can vary widely and depend on each patient’s unique case. Our doctors work closely with each patient to develop a customized treatment plan, which might include one or more of the following:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Hormone therapy
  • Immunotherapy (PROVENGE)
Bottom line: If you or someone you love has prostate cancer, let us help.

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"I initially saw Dr. Liu for kidney stones, and he ended up finding and treating my prostate cancer as well. A smart guy, excellent surgeon (more than one hospital nurse commented on how he was the best), and I can tell he really cares about his patients. Discusses issues honestly and treats you like a partner in decision making. Hard to find a doctor like him these days. Highly recommended!"

"I couldn't recommend Dr. Curran more highly. Briefly, I was diagnosed with stage-4 prostate cancer in 2006. This past year it metastasized into my lymph nodes and now into my bones. Both my primary care doctor and my oncologist defer completely to his expertise & course of treatment. "

"I have had a very good experience with GBU over the past 2+ years. The staff are helpful and very competent. All the services I have had, including prostate surgery, have gone very well indeed. Great job!"

"Greater Boston Urology in Dedham does everything right. From the front desk personnel and the medical staff, everyone is very helpful when you arrive. After I left on Friday and had another concern on Monday morning, Dr. Geffin returned my call within minutes about what I needed. That impressed me the most. Keep up the great work. "

"The staff was very personable and helpful, explaining the procedure in detail, and then making sure I understood what to expect afterwards. Dr. Gould was very thorough in his explanation of what I could expect. He's easy to talk to. He conveyed a clear sense of interest and investment in me. He encouraged my questions, and answered all of them carefully. He was very patient and encouraging. I didn't feel rushed. He was clear about the results of my tests, and also up front about my options."

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Struggling with a prostate cancer diagnosis? Let us help.

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