How do you treat prostate cancer?

Surgery/Radiation. The 2 main forms of curative treatment for prostate cancer is radical surgery or some form of radiation therapy. There is also cryotherapy which is freezing of the prostate but not as common as surgery or radiation. If the cancer is advanced, then treatment consists of hormonal therapy.
It depends. Not all prostate cancer needs to be treated. Some prostate cancer is verrrrry slow growing and can be watched. We are constantly learning more about this disease and recommendations are changing. More and more men are being watched. Sometimes the trreatments for the disese are worse and more dangerous than the disesae itself.

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If it's caught early, is prostate cancer treatable?

Yes. Yes. As with any type of cancer, diagnosing and treating the cancer early is key. Depending on the stage and type of the prostate cancer, it is very treatable. If caught at a very early stage, the long-term survival for prostate cancer is very high. Read more...
Yes. Many prostate cancers are treatable when caught early. In addition, many men do not need treatment for prostate cancer as they will more likely die from some unrelated cause. While 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in the United States, only 1 in 16 will actually die from it. Your doctor will inform you if you are a good candidate for observation of prostate cancer. Read more...

Prostate cancer is around prostate and a little in the rectum. Is that treatable? What should we expect? Life expectancy?

Treatable. prostate cancer remains very treatable when confined to soft tissue. once it metastasizes to bone, it is painful and harder to control. if not in bone, easily 5-10 years. Read more...

How is prostate cancer treated?  

Surgery/Radiation. The 2 main forms of treatment for prostate cancer include radical surgery or radiation therapy. Another less common form of treatment is cryotherapy, which is freezing of the prostate. Read more...
Carefully. The 1st question is does it need to be treated. Observation (aka active surveillance) is a good choice for many. For other more aggressive forms combinations of surgery or radiation + hormone blockade is ideal. For advanced metastatic disease we use hormonal therapy initially but later may need chemotherapy or immunotherapy. See this: http://bit.Ly/n7i6wq. Read more...
Many ways. Prostate cancer can be treated with surgery, radiation therapy, hormonal therapy as well as other less common treatments. Active surveillance isn't treatment but may be appropriate for some and may lead to treatment definitive therapy answers can come forme a urologist or radiation oncologist. Read more...

How do people treat prostate cancer?

Depends on age/stage. Many factors go into the decision making process, including age, health status, grade (gleason score), stage, patient preference, physician preference. Options include watchful waiting, surgery with standard prostatectomy or robotic prostatectomy, external igrt or imrt radiation, internal radioactive implants (low dose permanent seeds or high dose temporary catheters), hormonal therapy. Read more...
Mutiple options. Generally speaking, there are many ways to treat prostate cancer including surgery, radiation with xray beam, implants with seeds or high dose rate needles, cryosurgery (freezing). Hormones sometimes are used on top of the above treatment. The decision will depend on stage, aggressiveness of disease, patient condition and his choice. Read more...
Depends. It depends on several factors- age, overall health status, grade and stage of disease, patient preference, physician preference. Treatment options will include - watchful waiting vs surgery vs radiation therapy plus minus hormonal therapy. In advanced stage- hormonal therapy, chemotherapy and immunotherap ( vaccine ) have been used. I. Read more...

What is best way to treat prostate cancer?

Depends. There is no single answer to your question. Prostate cancer is treated based on many factors including one's health, life expectancy, degree of prostate cancer involvement, tumor stage, etc. A healthy discussion with your urologist will help you come to a proper conclusion and treatment plan based on your specific characteristics. Read more...
Prostate cancer . There is no "best" treatment for prostate cancer. The appropriate treatment for any given individual depends on the stage and grade of the tumor, the age and health of the patient and the patient's personal preference. Read more...
Prostate ca options . Please refer to nccn.org for a great overview of Pca. This context question cannot be answered in 100-200 words; too many factors . Read more...

Is it always necessary to treat prostate cancer?

No. Prostate cancer does not necessarily need to be treated. Some men have low risk prostate cancer and may be observed. A number of studies demonstarte that many older men die with (not from) prostate cancer. Physicians use a number of criterai to determine if a patient has low risk prostate cancer. These include the psa level, the gleason score of the cancer, and the cancer stage. Read more...
No. This is a hotbed that can't be answered in 400 letters. Basically, i tell patients if they don't expect to live 10 years, you may not have to do anything about your prostate cancer. Read more...

Help please? What is the best way to treat prostate cancer?

Depends.... ...On the circumstances, my friend. Surgery, hormone therapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, or radiation can be used. It depends on the stage and the general condition of the patient. The treating doctor is the best prepared to go over the available treatments for a specific situation. Best to you. Read more...
Prostate cancer tx. Please refer to nccn.org for a great overview of Pca. This context question cannot be answered in 100-200 words; too many factors . Read more...

What to do if I'm being treated for et & prostate cancer how do the two relate to ea other?

Here are some ... I assumed you meant ED & prostate cancer treatment. If so, yes, both are related. Any treatment of prostate will always bring additional negative effect to impair erection. Although nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy has been proven to preserve erectile function but still not as good as wished or expected due to the commonplace of prostate cancer in the elderly. More? Ask Doc timely... Read more...