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Are there other options for someone with prostate cancer?

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In brief: Various options

There are many options to consider in the treatment of localized prostate cancer.
These options include observation, prostate removal (open surgery, laparoscopy, or robotically), radiaition therapy (external beam or radioactive seeds), cryosurgery (freezing of the prostate), hormonal therapy, and experimental therapy. Your urologist will advise as to which option(s) may be best for you.

In brief: Various options

There are many options to consider in the treatment of localized prostate cancer.
These options include observation, prostate removal (open surgery, laparoscopy, or robotically), radiaition therapy (external beam or radioactive seeds), cryosurgery (freezing of the prostate), hormonal therapy, and experimental therapy. Your urologist will advise as to which option(s) may be best for you.
Dr. Howard Adler
Dr. Howard Adler
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Dr. Reza Shirazi
Radiation Oncology

In brief: Many options

There is typically many options for prostate cancer treatment.
Determining factors are: age, other comorbidities/illnesses, biology of disease, psa, stage of disease, etc. , treatment options: watchful waiting, active surveillance, hormones, surgical options (open, laparoscopic, robotic prostatectomy), radiation ( imrt, igrt, cyberknife, protons, ldr, hdr), cryotherapy, hifu. No one size fits all.

In brief: Many options

There is typically many options for prostate cancer treatment.
Determining factors are: age, other comorbidities/illnesses, biology of disease, psa, stage of disease, etc. , treatment options: watchful waiting, active surveillance, hormones, surgical options (open, laparoscopic, robotic prostatectomy), radiation ( imrt, igrt, cyberknife, protons, ldr, hdr), cryotherapy, hifu. No one size fits all.
Dr. Reza Shirazi
Dr. Reza Shirazi
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