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What is the best treatment for prostate cancer?

What is the best treatment for prostate cancer?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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What is the best alternative treatment for prostate cancer?

What  is the  best  alternative  treatment  for  prostate  cancer?

The best?: Seriously, i would say, in general, avoid "alternative" therapy since it rejects everything we know. However, I am fully open-, minded for complementary therapy, treatment that may make conventional therapy better. More important, when dealing w/ pc, make sure you need any treatment. Pc is overdiagnosed and overtreated in the us and globally. See http://bit.Ly/kjwly4. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for 4th stage prostate cancer?

What is the best treatment for 4th stage prostate cancer?

Drug therapies.: Hormone therapy and chemotherapy are two options for patients with metastatic prostate cancer. I am attaching a valuable link with good information: http://my.Clevelandclinic.Org/documents/cancer/taussig_prostate_cancer_treatment_guide.Pdf. ...Read more

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Prostate cancer- what are the best diagmostic tool- biopsi/mri/serology -psa values? What is the best treatment option? Male 64- obese- high bp

Prostate cancer- what are the best diagmostic tool- biopsi/mri/serology -psa values? What is the best treatment option? Male 64- obese- high  bp

Biopsy: A biopsy should be done but if the psa is very high, > 100 unlikely anything else. A biopsy will give tissue diagnosis, grade of the tumor, and help the physician decide on therapy. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is the best prostate cancer treatment and cure?

What is the best prostate cancer treatment and cure?

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. ...Read more

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What is the best hospital for prostate cancer treatment in new delhi / or in india?

What is the best hospital for prostate cancer treatment in new delhi / or in india?

Tell us more?: If you can tell us your history in detail and let us know what stage is your prostate cancer in right now? There are many good doctors, it all depends on your cancer stage and your mobility to consult a good surgeon or Radiotherapist if it is early Cancer, but you will need a medical oncologist if it is stage -4(metastatic Cancer). Send us the stage info, then we can guide you further. ...Read more

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Is proton therapy the best radiation solution for prostate cancer.?

Is proton therapy the best radiation solution for prostate cancer.?

Complex question: This is highly debated at present. If every option cost the same, it might be the best external beam option. Data questioning it recently are retrospective, based on 65yo+ data sets, and cost biased. That being said, one can get great surgery (and bad), great imrt (and bad) and great observation (and bad). The best treatment is unique to a person's situation (and their teams experience). ...Read more

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Treatment for prostate cancer by stage.

Treatment for prostate cancer by stage.

Disease continuum: There is a disease continuum from localized disease through advanced metastatic castration resistant disease. Generally localized disease is treated with local therapies such as surgery or radiation and disease that either recurs or is more advanced is treated initially with hormonal therapy. Immune therapy and chemotherapy may be used after. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for prostate cancer?

What is the treatment for prostate cancer?

Good question: You should choose based on the side effects of treatment and how these would impact ur lifestyle. Observation is used for stable psa, older pts with other health issues. Surgery or XRT are both good options with very different side effects. Cryo (freezing), hormones also used. It’s a big decision and you need to be informed. For more: www.Peedoc.Com @thepeedoc. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for prostate cancer?

Is there any treatment for prostate cancer?

Prostate CAtreatment: There are many treatments for prostate ca. Curative treatments range from surgery, seed implant, imrt, along with image guided radiation. Non curative treatments include "hormone" treatment or observation. Sometimes the hormone shots are added to the other treatments if the pts factors are more advanced. Treatment options are many and must be customized per patient. ...Read more

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Dr. Moez Khorsandi
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Prostate Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a new growth of any tissue with an ability to spread - metastasize - along blood vessels and lymphatic channels to near or far sites of the body with never-ending aggressiveness until the host succumbs to death by it or other related problems. Prostate cancer is one of them ranked as #2 cancer (after skin cancer) and & #2 cancer death (after lung cancer). 1 in 6-7 men in ...Read more


Dr. James Chapman
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Prostate (Definition)

The prostate is a gland that lies at the base of the bladder and surrounding a segment of urethra. It secretes a milky fluid that is discharged by excretory ducts into the urethra during the emission of semen. It is clinically important because enlargement of the prostate with age, and prostate cancer are two common ...Read more