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Our Prostate and Urologic Cancer Program is committed to providing patients with the most advanced resources available to diagnose and treat prostate cancer.

The multidisciplinary prostate cancer team offers a variety of benefits to our patients:

  • Expert leaders in urology, radiation oncology, medical oncology, interventional radiology, nuclear medicine and advanced practice providers
  • Weekly conferences to review patient cases and determine the best treatment plans
  • Genetic counseling and testing
  • Support services for patient navigation, behavioral health and oncology social work, survivorship, rehabilitation and nutrition
  • Access to cutting-edge treatment options for primary and metastatic prostate cancer, including Pluvicto® and clinical trials

Symptoms of Prostate Cancer

The prostate is a small, walnut-shaped structure that makes up part of a man's reproductive system. It wraps around the urethra, the tube that carries urine out of the body. With early prostate cancer, there are often no symptoms. When symptoms of prostate cancer occur, it is usually due to the cancer growing, although many of these symptoms can be caused by other prostate problems as well.

Symptoms of prostate cancer may include:

  • Slow or weak urinary stream
  • Blood in the urine or semen
  • Pain in the hips, back (spine), chest (ribs), or other areas from cancer that has spread to the bones
  • Weakness or numbness in the legs and feet
  • Need to urinate more often, especially at night
  • Trouble getting an erection

Prostate Cancer Diagnosis


When screening results are abnormal, a biopsy is needed to diagnose prostate cancer. The biopsy is usually done by a urologist in their office. The procedure lasts about 10 minutes.

If the prostate biopsy shows cancer, more tests may be needed such as, molecular (genomic) testing to determine how quickly the cancer may grow or spread, and genetic testing to look for hereditary (passed through the family) gene changes.

Northside has a dedicated genomics team, and a robust Cancer Genetics Program to quickly facilitate testing and treatment options.

Team of Prostate Cancer Specialists

The strength of Northside Hospital Cancer Institute’s Prostate and Urologic Cancer Program is our multidisciplinary team of specially trained prostate cancer specialists who work together every step of the way to provide personalized medical care for each prostate cancer patient. Our Program offers a comprehensive scope of medical services, the latest technology, leading-edge clinical research and compassionate cancer care.

Our prostate cancer multidisciplinary care team consists of:

  • Urologists
  • Radiation oncologists
  • Medical oncologists
  • Radiologists
  • Pathologists
  • Certified genetic counselors
  • Oncology nurse navigators
  • Clinical research nurses

Our prostate cancer multidisciplinary team of experts meets weekly to prospectively discuss prostate cancer cases and agree upon evidence-based prostate cancer treatment options for each patient. This provides our medical specialists with a forum to discuss prostate cancer cases, national treatment guidelines, and each prostate cancer patient’s unique life circumstances.


Prostate Cancer Treatment Options

Northside Hospital Cancer Institute is committed to providing high quality prostate cancer treatment options and to making access to cancer care as convenient as possible.

We treat prostate cancer with the latest treatments, including personalized therapies based on the prostate cancer’s specific genetic makeup. Northside Hospital Cancer Institute prostate cancer specialists and supportive care team members work together to ensure all patients receive high quality, evidence-based prostate cancer treatment.

For more information about prostate cancer treatment, please expand the content below.

Prostate Cancer Support & Survivorship

Prostate cancer treatment and recovery can be overwhelming, which is why the Northside Hospital Cancer Institute’s Prostate and Urologic Cancer Program offers patients access to oncology nurse navigators to guide them through every step of their journey. Our oncology nurse navigators are registered nurses with extensive knowledge and training in oncology. They are available to help guide patients through prostate cancer treatment while working with urologists, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists and other cancer specialists on the prostate cancer care team to coordinate each patient’s treatment plan.

To learn more about oncology patient navigation or to speak with an oncology nurse navigator, please call 404-300-2800 or email [email protected].

Ongoing support is crucial when you are facing prostate cancer and afterward. Northside Hospital Cancer Institute provides a full range of support and survivorship programs and services to address the unique needs of each prostate cancer patient.


Prostate Cancer Screening

Although there is no guaranteed prevention against prostate cancer, regular prostate cancer screenings are pivotal to detecting it early, when the disease is most treatable. Beginning at age 40, men should discuss the pros and cons of a prostate cancer screening with a physician, especially if considered to be at higher risk for prostate cancer.

Northside Hospital Cancer Institute (NHCI) holds multiple prostate cancer screenings (PSA blood tests) for community members each year at several convenient locations throughout Georgia.

For information on Northside Hospital community prostate cancer screenings, please call 404-531-4444. Qualified interpreters are available to assist you at each screening event. View upcoming dates for our prostate cancer screening events on our Classes & Event Calendar.

Prostate Cancer Screening Schedule (English)

Prostate Cancer Screening Schedule (Spanish)

Prostate Cancer Patient Story