A 41-year-old member asked:
what is the best treatment for prostate cancer?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar answered
33 years experience Radiation Oncology
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).
Answered on Mar 2, 2012
Dr. Tahir Ijaz answered
30 years experience Radiation Oncology
Many options: Generally speaking, options for treatment depend on patient factors (general health, preferences) and tumor factors (gleason grade, psa, clinical stage). Options include surveillance, radiotherapy, surgical removal of prostate. Radiation can be done with seeds in appropriate patients, external beam (usually imrt) with image guidance (igrt). An emerging radiation tool is radiosurgery.
Answered on Dec 8, 2015
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