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“Prostate cancer is like a fingerprint—
             requiring uniquely tailored treatment strategies.”
Patients

The American Institute For Diseases of The Prostate was founded on the principal that prostate cancer, like a canary in a coal mine, is sign that something is wrong with your overall health. However, very few institutions take the time to assess patient care in this context. Further, many patients who come through our doors have been treated in ways that not only are detrimental to their prostate cancer, but also damage their longevity. AIDP operates under the idea that there is no point in treating a life-threatening cancer if the patient is in danger of dying from heart disease in a year. This is why each of our patient visits last 2 hours in duration, giving our world-class team the time to truly assess your health and tailor the perfect treatment for your specific case.

The Patience For Patients motto is our way of putting the patient before the treatment so while some cancer institutions are interested in treating the disease with cookie cutter treatments, AIDP focuses on the patient above all.

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Treatment Strategies

Here at AIDP we begin tailoring your treatment strategy by first thoroughly staging your cancer as well as evaluating your overall health.

Proper staging is the process of determining how far your cancer has spread. Most cancers are staged using what is called the TNM approach. T stands for tumor and includes information on the size of the original cancer within the prostate gland and whether it has spread from one side of the gland to the opposite side. We also determine if the tumor has spread outside the gland to adjacent organs. N stands for lymph nodes and includes information on the number of lymph nodes involved and where they are located. M stands for metastases and includes information on whether the cancer has spread to bone, lung, liver, or other sites. Staging is crucial because it plays a central role in deciding which form of treatment is best. If you want a strategy that might offer ten, twenty, or thirty years of disease control, you want a treatment plan that will kill all of the cancer wherever it has spread.
Evaluating your overall health is likewise a crucial preliminary step to developing a strategy: because most men with prostate cancer are over 65 many of our patients here at AIDP also suffer from common ailments such as heart disease, diabetes, and high cholesterol. Other cancers are also quite common for men in this age group. These other ailments—and the medications you may be on to treat them—all factor into the treatment strategy we ultimately choose for your cancer.
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