Northeast Indiana Urology offers our male patients the premier facility for prostate care and treatment at our Prostate Cancer Center which is ACR accredited..
This freestanding center is on the Dupont Hospital campus and features a dedicated staff and innovative technology.
Preparing for Treatment
Your NEIU physician develops a treatment plan to fit your personal needs. Treatment depends on the stage of the disease and the grade of the tumor, indicated by how abnormal the cells look and how likely they are to grow or spread. Other important factors in planning treatment are age, general health and your feelings about the treatments and their possible side effects.
Prostate cancer can be managed in a number of ways. Your physician may recommend watchful waiting, with your health monitored closely, with treatment only if symptoms occur or worsen.
We would want you to consider both the benefits and possible side effects of each option, especially the effects on sexual activity and urination, and other concerns about quality of life.
Dr. Howard Morris, radiation oncologist, leads the team that provides a variety of techniques and treatments:
- External Beam Radiation Therapy
- Prostate Brachytherapy
- Hormone Therapy
- Watchful Waiting
Watchful waiting may be suggested for some men who have prostate cancer that is found at an early stage and appears to be slow growing. Also, watchful waiting may be advised for older men or men with other serious medical problems.
Your clinical team will work closely with you to explain the diagnosis and follow-up treatment that will be prescribed by Dr. Howard Morris. Today’s radiation therapy is carefully designed and implemented with millimeter precision in order to deliver the least amount of radiation to the exact spot intended.
All patient referred to the center receive a thorough consultation with clinical staff, including a physical exam and explanations of the benefits of treatments as well as possible side effects.
When referred for a consultation appointment, please bring the following:
- X-rays (CT, MRI, bone scans)
- List of current medications with name and dosage
- Health insurance card or information
- We encourage a family member or support person join you for this consultation.
AUA Guidelines for Prostate Cancer Screening
-Screening is recommended for all men ages 55 to 70 years old on an every other year frequency.
-Screening for men 40-55 is recommended for men with high risk for prostate cancer (family history or African American race).
-Screening for men in good health over the age of 70 is recommended.