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Treatment of Prostate Cancer

A detailed guide to the treatment of prostate cancer.
  1. Other Treatment Options (25)
  2. Prostate Cancer Vaccine (6)
  3. Radiation Therapy (14)
  4. Surgery (10)

Prostate Cancer Treatment Options

Treatment Options for Prostate Cancer
Today, many treatment options for prostate cancer exist. This guide will help you sort through the options and give you a summary of the most important treatments to know about. From surgery to radiation to hormone therapy, the most important treatments for prostate cancer are covered.

Do I need Chemotherapy for my Prostate Cancer?

An Overview of the Most Common Complications Following Treatment
Unfortunately, for many men who have undergone for prostate cancer, complications of their treatment is a fact of life. What are the most frequent complications that can occur following the standard prostate cancer treatments?

Prostate Cancer and Erectile Dysfunction
Men are often worried about the potential side effects of prostate cancer treatment. For many men, one of the most worrisome potential complications of prostate cancer treatment is erectile dysfunction, also known as impotence. What should you know about prostate cancer treatment and erectile dysfunction?

What Factors Determine Erectile Dysfunction After Prostate Cancer Treatment?
Men are often worried about the potential side effects of prostate cancer treatment. For many men, one of the most worrisome potential complications of prostate treatment is erectile dysfunction, also known as impotence. What determines how severe erectile dysfunction will be following treatment for prostate cancer.

Which Prostate Cancer Treatments Can Cause Erectile Dysfunction?
Men are often worried about the potential side effects of prostate cancer treatment. For many men, one of the most worrisome potential complications of prostate cancer treatment is erectile dysfunction, also known as impotence. So which prostate cancer treatments can result in erectile dysfunction?

Post-Treatment Surveillance for Prostate Cancer Recurrence
Following diagnosis, most men undergo an aggressive and definitive treatment for their prostate cancer. Most commonly this is either radical prostatectomy or radiation therapy. The surveillance for cancer does not stop after initial treatment, however.

Vitamins and Prostate Cancer Treatment
Prostate cancer treatment can be difficult and you may think that taking vitamins during this time is obviously the right thing to do. With radiation therapy, however, not all doctors agree that vitamins are beneficial. Read more to learn about why taking vitamins during prostate cancer treatment may not be the best idea.

Why Did You (or a Loved One) Choose Watchful Waiting for Prostate Can…
Watchful waiting is one of many treatment options for prostate cancer. Why did you (or a loved one) choose this option?

How Did You Decide on the Best Prostate Cancer Treatment Option for Y…
There are a number of options for treating prostate cancer. How did you decide on the best prostate cancer treatment option for you?

Alternative Medicine for Prostate Cancer
Alternative medicine for prostate cancer has gained in popularity in recent years. While alternative medicine has not been shown to cure prostate cancer, it can help men to cope with some emotional and physical symptoms.

Initial Prostate Cancer Treatment Options

After your prostate cancer has been diagnosed, staged, and graded, your physician will evaluate the unique characteristics of your cancer, as well as your general health, in order to suggest a prostate cancer treatment plan.

Four standard treatment options for newly diagnosed cancers are widely available today. One or more of these may be selected by you and your physician once the pros and cons of each are carefully weighed.

Treatment for Prostate Cancer Pain
What is the treatment for prostate cancer pain? Prostate cancer can sometimes result in pain. What can be done to treat prostate cancer pain?

Important Questions About Radiation Therapy
Radiation therapy is a widely used treatment for prostate cancer. Radiation therapy can be administered from outside the body (external beam radiation therapy) or from inside the body (brachytherapy). What are the important questions about radiation therapy?

Whats New in the Treatment of Prostate Cancer?

Metastatic Prostate Cancer
The first line therapy for metastatic prostate cancer is evolving. New evidence suggests chemo and hormones should be given simultaneously.

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