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Cancer Services
Intermountain Medical Center
5121 Cottonwood Street
Murray, UT 84107

(801) 507-3800
(866) 500-1530

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What is Prostate Cancer?

The prostate is a gland found only in men and is part of the reproductive system. The prostate is found just below the bladder and in front of the rectum. The tube that carries urine (the urethra) runs through the center of the prostate. Cancer occurs when cells grow unregulated. When this happens in the prostate, it is called prostate cancer. 

Prostate Cancer Screening

Screening for prostate cancer is something you should discuss with your doctor. Some experts don't recommend screening because it's not clear whether early detection improves quality of life or survival. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), for instance, doesn't recommend for or against screening for prostate cancer.

The American Cancer Society does believe that screening for prostate cancer is important, particularly for men at high risk. Prostate cancer screening services we provide at Intermountain Medical Center include:

  • Prostate specific antigen blood test (PSA)  
  • Digital rectal exam (DRE)

The Intermountain Team

Our urologists provide diagnosis and comprehensive surgical and medical treatment for many urological conditions, including prostate cancer. We use minimally invasive surgery and cancer treatment techniques involving robotics, laparoscopy, single port surgery (LESS) cryotherapy, and radio frequency ablation.

We offer many diagnostic, supportive, and treatment options for prostate cancer patients including:


Treatment Locations

The chart below describes the treatment services available at the various Intermountain locations around the Salt Lake Valley:

Service Intermountain Medical Center LDS Hospital Alta View Hospital Riverton Hospital
Robotic Assisted Surgery

Laparoscopic Surgery
Radiation Therapy
Patient Navigation
Multidisciplinary Cancer Care Conference
Multidisciplinary Treatment Clinic
Clinical Trials

Supportive Services

We also offer many additional services for cancer patients. While these many not be located within each hospital, every Intermountain Healthcare cancer patient has access to these services, regardless of where you have surgery or treatment.

Additional Resources

There are many other reputable organizations that can assist you in your cancer journey.

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