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What to do about prostate cancer treatment and cure?

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Dr. James Lin
Urology

In brief: Here are some ...

Largely, 2 approaches to prostate cancer exist, consisting of definitive Rx intending to "cure" & palliative Rx intending to make patients more comfortable while alive.
Despite intending to cure, real cure is far from perfection but with a price such as after radical surgery, radiation - external beam or radio seed implant, or cryotherapy. So, in reality, almost 1/3-1/2 of treated pts may relapse.

In brief: Here are some ...

Largely, 2 approaches to prostate cancer exist, consisting of definitive Rx intending to "cure" & palliative Rx intending to make patients more comfortable while alive.
Despite intending to cure, real cure is far from perfection but with a price such as after radical surgery, radiation - external beam or radio seed implant, or cryotherapy. So, in reality, almost 1/3-1/2 of treated pts may relapse.
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