Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer Survival Rates

There is no better place for prostate cancer care than Virginia Mason in Seattle. According to the National Cancer Data Base, our five-year survival rate is significantly higher than other regional and national health care providers.

One reason we are so successful in treating prostate cancer is our unique approach to care. Every patient is seen by a skilled team of caregivers who develop a targeted and focused plan of treatment just for him. This multidisciplinary group includes:

  • Surgical, radiological and medical oncologists
  • Nurses
  • Dieticians
  • Social workers
  • Physical therapists

Patients receive care from all their specialists in one setting and a cancer care coordinator is with each patient through the entirety of his therapy.

Minimally Invasive Treatment

Virginia Mason was the first hospital in the Northwest to provide robotic, minimally invasive prostate surgery resulting in shorter hospital stays, faster recovery times and improved post-operative quality of life. In addition, our highly-skilled team of radiation oncologists and physicists have 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. 

Collaboration with Benaroya Research

Virginia Mason patients benefit from our collaboration with Benaroya Research Institute which enables us to offer the latest in "translational" research, genetic evaluations and immune therapy. Translational research, where findings from basic science are used for practical applications such as cancer care, provides our patients with choices not found at other local institutions.

Wellness and Rehabilitation

Patient needs are continually assessed and addressed to minimize the effect of prostate cancer on overall health and happiness. We enhance our patients' quality of life — in treatment and recovery — through an emphasis on 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.