Comprehensive Prostate Cancer Care
Fighting Cancer, Reducing Pain
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer, excluding skin cancers, in American men and 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime. Little Company of Mary's search for better tools to detect and beat prostate cancer is focused on technology and treatments that are fast, precise and relatively free of pain. It's all about getting you back to the activities you love as quickly as possible.
Our cancer experts specialize in minimally invasive techniques and bring some of the most advanced cancer treatments available right to your neighborhood. These include advanced radiation therapy, cryotherapy, radioactive prostate implants, high dose rate prostate brachytherapy, and one of the only da Vinci® robotic surgical system in the area being used for prostate cancer. Plus, with access to the latest clinical cancer trials through our affiliation with the Medical Oncology Group of the University of Chicago Hospitals, you can be sure that tomorrow's advances in cancer treatment will be here quickly.
One of the most common treatments for prostate cancer is the removal of the prostate gland. Traditional removal requires an 8-10 inch incision. This open surgery commonly results in blood loss, a lengthy and uncomfortable recovery and risk of impotence or incontinence. If your doctor recommends surgery, you may be a candidate for a procedure called da Vinci Prostatectomy. It is a state-of-the-art surgical system that helps surgeons see vital anatomical structures more clearly through 5 small incisions. This makes the procedure less-invasive and more precise and offers less blood loss, less risk of infection, faster recovery, and less scarring.