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Prostate Cancer Treatment Options


Chemotherapy and Prostate Cancer3
Cryotherapy and Prostate Cancer5
Hormonal Therapy in Treating Prostate Cancer8
Lists of Prostate Cancer Treatment Options7
Ongoing Clinical Trials for Prostate Cancer1
Prostate Cancer and Alternative Treatment3
Prostate Cancer Drug Treatment3
Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer5
Surgery for Prostate Cancer : Prostectomy7
Watchful Waiting (Expectant Therapy)3

Treatment and Drugs for Prosate Cancer from Mayo Clinic

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Treatments and drugs There's more than one way to treat prostate cancer. For some men a combination of treatments — such as surgery followed by radiation or radiation paired with hormone therapy — wo READ MORE
Different types of treatment are available for patients with prostate cancer. Some treatments are standard (the currently used treatment), and some are being tested in clinical trials. A treatment clinical trial is a research study meant to help improve current treatments or obtain information on new treatments for patients with cancer. When clinical trials show that a new treatment is better than the standard treatment, the new treatment may become the standard treatment. Patients may want to think about taking part in a clinical trial. Some clinical trials are open only to patients who have not started treatment. The treatments for prostate cancer are not without their side effects. After the prostate is removed there is a high risk of impotence, and urinary incontinence may occur. Chemotherapy and radiotherapy, while improving all the time, can be very trying, painful and traumatic. Open communication, not only with your health practitioner but also with your family and friends, will help you to cope with any potential side effects of treatment. Remember that you are not alone. Joining support groups allows you to meet people who are sharing your experiences, and may give you a better understanding of how to manage your own recovery.
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