There is no better place for prostate cancer care than Virginia Mason. Our five-year survival rate is significantly higher than most other hospitals, according to the National Cancer Data Base.
These top outcomes are rooted in our team approach to treatment: Our oncologists, nurses, dieticians, physical therapists and other care specialists work together to make a custom care plan for each patient, giving them the best chance of a healthier tomorrow. Here are some of the reasons why patients choose Virginia Mason for prostate cancer care:
Minimally Invasive Treatment
Virginia Mason was the first hospital in the Northwest to offer robotic, minimally invasive prostate surgery resulting in shorter hospital stays, faster recovery times and better post-operative quality of life. Our highly-skilled team of radiation oncologists and physicists have also developed radiation therapy plans and a prostate "seed implant" program (brachytherapy) with demonstrated superior outcomes. Virginia Mason patients choosing brachytherapy do not need to undergo uncomfortable, pre-procedure planning required at many other institutions.
Virginia Mason is relentlessly devoted to providing excellent health care. This commitment includes conducting clinical research studies that may improve the way we diagnose, treat and prevent disease. Benaroya Research Institute (BRI), oversees all clinical research at Virginia Mason, uniquely combining the expertise of a world-renowned medical research institute with the remarkable care of a health care quality leader.
For more than 20 years, the goal of our clinical research program has been to provide each of our patients with a research option at every step of their disease, from initial diagnosis to long-term follow-up. Our trials include the use of chemotherapy, radiation and targeted therapies, as well quality of life/symptom management trials. Learn more about our current prostate cancer clinical trials.
Wellness and Rehabilitation
Our team continually assesses and addresses ways to minimize prostate cancer’s effect on overall health and happiness. We enhance our patients' quality of life — in treatment and recovery — by emphasizing cancer wellness and rehabilitation, including recommendations and support for sexual function, nutrition and exercise.
To learn more about prostate cancer care at Virginia Mason or to make an appointment, please call (206) 583-2282.