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Best treatments for early stage prostrate cancer?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
Prostate: Cancer today is usually detected by abnormal psa testing, but sometimesa lump or nodule is found on prostate digital rectal exam. Sextant biopsies are done on each side: top to bottom, inner to outer, and degree of cancer recorded and its gleason score. Watchful waiting may be roght for may, surgery or radiotherapy are done is risk is higher.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

Please help! what is the best treatment for early stage prostrate cancer?

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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. Some cancers, strange as it may sound, grow so slow that may not need treatment at all. The clinical challenge for us is to determine what is the proper therapy for a particular situation. There is no "best treatment". It's a case by case deal.

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