How is Prostate Cancer Treated?

There are a lot of new treatments for prostate cancer. Your doctor will consider your condition.

Watchful waiting or active surveillance is the most common option. Most prostate cancer grows slowly, so some doctors may consider not to treat it. In watchful waiting, your doctor will closely track how the disease makes you feel. And, with active surveillance, you will also get some regular tests to check on the cancer.

Surgery usually involves removing all or part of the prostate, which depends on the size of tumor and where it is.

Radiation is to use high-energy waves or particles to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors.

Hormone therapy can lower levels of those hormones or stops the cells from using them.

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