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My father was diagones with early-stage prostate cancer. He is african american with high blood pressure. What is some the ways he treat this disease ?
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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Many options
There are numerous options depending on the risk status of your father- this depends on the pathology (gleason score), size and psa number. Treatments include observation in the elderly, robotic surgery, external radiation, radiation beads, proton therapy and cryotherapy ( freezing).

In brief: Many options
There are numerous options depending on the risk status of your father- this depends on the pathology (gleason score), size and psa number. Treatments include observation in the elderly, robotic surgery, external radiation, radiation beads, proton therapy and cryotherapy ( freezing).
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
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Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: Tx of prostate ca.
There are few options for tx including surgery, radiation with molded prostate as well as the new high frequency ultrasound treatment.
You need to discuss with your father urologist to determine the best option for him with his blood pressure.And his findings.

In brief: Tx of prostate ca.
There are few options for tx including surgery, radiation with molded prostate as well as the new high frequency ultrasound treatment.
You need to discuss with your father urologist to determine the best option for him with his blood pressure.And his findings.
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
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Dr. Ivan Colon
Urology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
Treatment will depend in psa level, gleason score, % positive biopsy, clinical stage and patients expectations.
Treatment can depend on urologist preference and expertise. Different option 1 radical surgery (robotic, open retro pubic , perineal), 2 radiation (brachy, imrt, ebrt, combo), 3 cryosurgery, 4 active surveillance. This are fda approved. Hifu not fda approved is an option out if usa.

In brief: Depends
Treatment will depend in psa level, gleason score, % positive biopsy, clinical stage and patients expectations.
Treatment can depend on urologist preference and expertise. Different option 1 radical surgery (robotic, open retro pubic , perineal), 2 radiation (brachy, imrt, ebrt, combo), 3 cryosurgery, 4 active surveillance. This are fda approved. Hifu not fda approved is an option out if usa.
Dr. Ivan Colon
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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Many options
Treatment of early-stage prostate cancer is tricky.
Most men with prostate cancer do not die from it and may do very well with little or no treatment; yet it is not unusual for it to spread and become fatal. Standard treatments like surgery and radiation may cause serious side effects. Which options are best depends on his age and the nature of his cancer (like his gleason score). See comment:.

In brief: Many options
Treatment of early-stage prostate cancer is tricky.
Most men with prostate cancer do not die from it and may do very well with little or no treatment; yet it is not unusual for it to spread and become fatal. Standard treatments like surgery and radiation may cause serious side effects. Which options are best depends on his age and the nature of his cancer (like his gleason score). See comment:.
Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker
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Dr. Randy Baker
Prostate cancer tends to grow more quickly in African Americans. Besides conventional treatment there are natural therapies that can help. See http://www.healthy.net/scr/article.aspx?Id=544 and www.lef.org/magazine/mag2011/jul2011_Novel-Citrus-Extract-Blocks-Deadly-Cancer-Cell-Signaling_01.htm?source=search&key=modified%20citrus%20pectin See comment for link to info on conventional options:
Dr. Randy Baker
Nice summary of conventional options. Conventional and alternative options can be combined, often working well together. For example, if radiation is done, herbs like coriolus can increase effectiveness while reducing toxicity. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/treatment/prostate/understanding-prostate-cancer-treatment/page3
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