At Atrium Health’s Levine Cancer Institute, our team of nationally renowned physicians use the latest technology in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. With a network of locations throughout North Carolina and South Carolina, we provide greater access to specialists, treatment options, clinical trials and support services.

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For more information about Levine Cancer Institute, call 980-442-2000.

Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

If your prostate-specific antigen test (PSA) or digital rectal exam (DRE) is abnormal, you may need to undergo additional testing.

Additional Prostate Diagnostic Testing Includes:

  • Transrectal ultrasound – a small probe is used to bounce sound waves off the prostate to create an image
  • Biopsy a small sample of tissue is taken from the prostate and analyzed to see whether cancer cells are present

Prostate Cancer Treatment

Physicians at Levine Cancer Institute meet regularly to discuss each patient’s case and create customized medical management or treatment plans according to your unique needs.

Ensuring comprehensive and quality care, our team of medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons, support staff and patient navigators collaborate on all aspects of care.

Unlike other types of cancer, prostate cancer doesn't always require treatment because it tends to grow slowly. In such cases, your doctor may recommend active surveillance and regular monitoring for any signs of growth or symptoms. If you do require more aggressive care, there are a variety of treatment options that may be recommended.

Treatment Options for Prostate Cancer:

  • Prostatectomy  minimally invasive procedure to remove entire prostate
  • Radiation therapy  uses high-energy X-rays aimed at the prostate to kill cancer cells or prevent them from growing
  • Chemotherapy  shrinks or kills cancer with powerful medications that may be given in pill form or through an IV tube
  • Hormone therapy  lowers or stops the production of testosterone and may be used by itself or in conjunction with other types of treatments such as surgery or radiation therapy

Clinical Trials

Additionally, Levine Cancer Institute provides access to the latest and most innovative clinical trials in all aspects of evaluation and treatment of prostate cancer. Learn more about our prostate cancer clinical trials.  

Cancer Support Programs  

The cancer care process can feel confusing and overwhelming at times – often involving physical, financial and emotional challenges for you and your family. From diagnosis to survivorship, we have numerous resources available to support you during your treatment experience.

Learn more about our cancer support programs.