Prostate and Urologic Cancer Program
The Prostate and Urologic Cancer Program at Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin is the leading urologic oncology program in the state. We provide patients with highly experienced physician specialists, accessible health resources and the latest technology in cancer treatment.
Nationally Recognized ExpertiseNationally Recognized Expertise Our physicians have the most prostate cancer surgery and cryosurgery experience in Wisconsin, and their expertise has been recognized on state and national levels. U.S. News & World Report placed William See, MD, among the top 50 doctors in the country.
Innovations: Radiation, Chemotherapy Playing New RolesNew approaches to radiation therapy, molecular markers, active surveillance and more aggressive use of chemotherapy are all contributing to one of the most progressive times in prostate cancer treatments. For patients with aggressive forms of prostate cancer, research at Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin, across the country and around the world is revealing promising innovations that are changing treatment standards. Read more in an excerpt from our 2011 Special Report.
A Research CenterBecause it has the full resources of an academic medical center at its disposal — plus specialist expertise and a large patient base — the Prostate and Urologic Cancer Program is able to participate in significant national clinical trials, many of them funded by recognized cancer organizations such as the National Cancer Institute. These trials investigate new drugs, radiation therapies, surgical procedures, combination therapies, and the biology and genealogy of cancer cells. Learn more about our active clinical trials.
Cancer ScreeningSpecialists in the Prostate and Urologic Cancer Program encourage all men at risk for prostate cancer to consider appropriate screening.
Prostate cancer screening can detect prostate cancer early, when it’s most treatable. Find out more about the risks and benefits of screening. Then talk with your doctor about whether prostate screening is right for you.
Froedtert & The Medical College make screening easy. Most hospitals offer a free prostate cancer screening once a year. Free prostate cancer screening is available to our patients Monday through Friday, 52 weeks a year.
Eligible men may call to reserve a time. To schedule an appointment, call 414-805-3666 or 800-272-3666. During the screening, our expert staff will check each patient’s PSA level (a blood test that looks for the level of prostate-specific antigens that may indicate cancer) and examine the prostate gland free of charge.
Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines
(Source: American Urological Association, May 3, 2013)
All men considering prostate cancer screening should first talk with their personal physicians about the risks and benefits, and whether screening is right for them.
Men who are at higher risk include:
- All men ages 55-69
- African-American men ages 40-69
- Men ages 40-69 who have risk factors such as a family history (father or brother who has had prostate cancer)
Screening is not recommended for:
- Men younger than age 55 (average risk, no symptoms)
- Healthy men age 70 and older; however, these men may have a discussion about screening risks and benefits with their doctors.
Last Review Date: May 17, 2013
Online Editor(s): Shannon Krause