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what is the most effective treatment for prostate cancer patients?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
47 years experience Radiation Oncology
Stage for Stage in : Disease confined to prostate, "cure" is similar; side effects very different: surgery v. Radiotherapy. Subtypes of each and claims of superiority more likely due to cherry picking. Get honest facts for sexual function, continence, bladder and rectal injury.
Answered on Mar 21, 2014
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends on the stage: D/w your md. For localized cancer- either surgery vs radiotherapy. Both pros and cons of these two have to be considered carefully. For more locally advance disease ( intermediate -high risk)- androgen blocker is frequently combined with radiation therapy. For metastatic disease- treatment include androgen blocker, chemo, palliative radiation, newer tx like zytiga, (abiraterone acetate) mdv3100, Provenge etc.
Answered on Feb 28, 2016

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