Prostate cancer

At The Royal Marsden we offer state-of-the-art diagnostics and treatment for prostate cancer. A full patient pathway is offered, from diagnosis to follow-up care with world-renowned prostate cancer experts dedicated to treating this cancer

The Royal Marsden employs leading edge diagnostic tests including MRI, CT, endoscopy, ultrasound and image-guided biopsy. The Trust has also launched a new one-stop urological cancer service at the Rapid Diagnostic and Assessment Centre in Chelsea.

The Centre tests men for prostate cancer and, in some cases of metastatic disease, will diagnose and decide on a treatment plan the same day. 

We offer a range of treatment modalities from active surveillance to surgical, chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments depending on your diagnosis and stage of cancer. These include a robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy, which is the removal of prostate.

State-of-the-art radiotherapy, including image-guided radiotherapy, is used to offer patients a personalised treatment for their cancer, leading to fewer side effects and better outcomes. The Royal Marsden also uses CyberKnife to deliver stereotactic radiotherapy – a highly accurate method of targeting a tumour alongside offering low-dose brachytherapy, which is when tiny 'seeds' of radioactive iodine being implanted into the prostate gland, to treat patients with early prostate cancer. 

We have a large portfolio of research studies, many led by clinicians at The Royal Marsden, and patients often have the chance to benefit from innovative approaches, used first in clinical trials.

For many patients, hormone therapy is the main form of treatment. It may be used on its own or in combination with other treatments such as radiotherapy and chemotherapy. 

Our Oncogenetics programme is world leading in the studies of genetic predisposition to prostate cancer and its targeted screening and treatment. Our team has discovered the largest number of genetic variants associated with prostate cancer that are currently known.

Funded by supporters of The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity 

Thanks to supporters of The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, we were the first NHS hospital in the country to introduce the da Vinci S surgical robot.

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