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What to do about prostate cancer treatment and cure?

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Dr. James Lin
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Here are some ...: Largely, 2 approaches to prostate cancer exist, consisting of definitive Rx intending to "cure" & palliative Rx intending to make patients more comfortable while alive. Despite intending to cure, real cure is far from perfection but with a price such as after radical surgery, radiation - external beam or radio seed implant, or cryotherapy. So, in reality, almost 1/3-1/2 of treated pts may relapse.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

What is the best prostate cancer treatment and cure?

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Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 35 years experience
Depends: Early prostate cancer can be successfully treated with either surgery or radiation plus or minus hormone therapy. Metastatic cancer is not curable but can do well for a while with hormones. Some cancers, strange as it may sound, grow so slow that do not need treatment at all. The challenge sometimes is to define what is the proper therapy for a particular situation. There is no "best" treatment.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Did there been a breakthrough in prostate cancer treatment?

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Dr. Richard Sarle
Urology 22 years experience
Pca: New robotic surgical techniques could be argued as a breakthrough, but the big issue is psa. While not a great test it has reduced the # of men presenting with advanced stage disease. That is a breakthrough !
A 30-year-old member asked:

What does treatment for prostate cancer consist of?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
Choices! They: Range for "watchful waiting"; surgery; radiotherapy. Depending on age, gleason score (and density), psa, these commonly have similar cur/control rates, but very different toxicities. Anti-hormones have a role in specific instances, but not in early stage disease.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What is a calypso prostate cancer treatment?

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Dr. William A Biermann
Medical Oncology 46 years experience
Pin point radiation: This a specific system to guide radiation. A kind of radio guidance system is used to aim the radiation beam more accurately.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What is the best treatment for prostate cancer?

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Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology 33 years experience
Different opinions: Every doctor has a different opinion on this. Different options have different side effects and risks. Depending on the patients age, extent of cancer and features of the cancer patients choose between observation, surgery and radiation in the form of external machines or internal seed implants. I personally favor seeds for most patients do to the fact its one day treatment (continued in comment).
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology 33 years experience
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Also seeds have the lowest impotence and incontinance risks. Seeds implants are also inexpensive (compared to external radiation) and help control costs. All around I feel seed implant is the best but there is too much competition between doctors and hospitals vying for the healthcare dollar.
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