Conditions & Treatments

Prostate Cancer

Early prostate cancer may not present any symptoms and can only be found with regular prostate examinations by your physician.

Treatment Programs


Massachusetts General Hospital understands that a variety of factors influence patients' health care decisions. That's just one reason why we're dedicated to ensuring patients understand their diagnosis and treatment options. Because a single option might not serve all patients, we offer a wide range of coordinated treatments and related services across the hospital. Patients should consult with their primary care doctor or other qualified health care provider for medical advice and diagnosis information.

Select a treatment program for more information:



Cancer Center

  • Prostate Cancer
    Experts in our program offer care for slow-growing and aggressive forms of prostate cancer.
Imaging

  • Pediatric Imaging
    The Pediatric Imaging Program at Massachusetts General Hospital Imaging specializes in ensuring the safety and comfort of child patients while providing the latest technology and the expertise of specialized pediatric radiologists.
  • Cancer Imaging and Intervention
    The Cancer Imaging and Intervention Program at Massachusetts General Hospital Imaging combines leading-edge technology and the expertise of specialty-trained radiologists to provide comprehensive cancer detection and monitoring, plus image-guided treatments for specific types of cancer.
Department of Radiation Oncology

  • Genitourinary Program
    Specialists in the Genitourinary Program in the Department of Radiation Oncology are renowned for their expertise in using advanced radiation therapies to treat cancers of the urinary tract (men and women) and the reproductive tract (men).
Department of Urology

  • Reconstructive Urology Service
    The Reconstructive Urology Service at Massachusetts General Hospital is staffed by skilled and experienced surgeons who perform total and partial reconstructions of the urinary tract.
  • Cancer: Bladder, Kidney, Penile, Prostate and Testicular Cancer Programs
    Physicians in the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Urology's Bladder, Kidney, Penile, Prostate and Testicular Cancer Program specialize in using advanced surgical therapies and minimally invasive procedures to treat male and female genitourinary cancers.
  • Prostate Health Program
    Managing care for a high volume of patients every year, clinicians in the Prostate Health Program provide sophisticated detection, diagnosis and treatment of prostate disease, including prostate cancer and enlarged prostate (also known as BPH), and other related urinary problems.
Benson Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine

  • Cancer Program
    Designed to supplement the medical treatment of cancer patients by giving them tools to cope with the stress of their illness, make informed choices about treatment, and maintain hope.

New drug could significantly improve patient quality of life:

Matthew Smith, MD, PhD, of the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, led a study on a new targeted therapy to stop bone loss, increase bone density and prevent spinal fractures in men receiving androgen-deprivation therapy for prostate cancer.

Landmark bone study addresses debilitating side effect of prostate cancer treatment

Vertebral fractures in men receiving androgen-deprivation therapy for prostate cancer are associated with pain, loss of mobility, and decreased survival.

Advanced MRI pinpoints prostate tumors

To provide doctors with the most accurate information, Massachusetts General Hospital Imaging is now providing advanced prostate MRI exams.

MGH and CBS care

MGH Hotline 02.04.11 To promote awareness about the disease and the importance of self-exams, the MGH and CBS Cares are collaborating on a fun, informative public service announcement (PSA).

Prostate Health Month

September is Prostate Health Month. MGH urologists discuss the prostate, its impact on men’s health and offer advice on PSA screenings.

Innovative care at the Cancer Center

Learn more about the latest treatment options for this condition at the Cancer Center