What is the normal prostate cancer treatment?

Radiation. Radiation either external beam vs seeds, surgery, anti-testosterone therapy with Lupron (leuprolide) for extensive disese as well as chemotherapy.
Various. Depends on stage early stage, surgery or radiation locally advanced, hormonal and radiation metastatic, hormonal, sometimes radiation and later chemotherapy.
Prostate cancer . Unlike most other cancers, prostate cancer most often can be treated effectively with one of several possible treatment options. The options offered are largely determined by the grade of tumor, the patient's age and health and personal preference.

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Prostate cancer treatment?

First question. Is whether treatment is necessary, depends on gleason score and psa. Treatment may not add value to you. Watchful waiting follows your psa #, rate of rise. If your gl >/= 7, psa > 10ng/ml, best option is radiotherapy, +/- anti-hormone. Get a few opinions. Do not act in haste. Read more...
Review options. Take time to review your options. Treatment options are based on risk category - low vs intermediate vs high vs metaatatic. Options include observation vs radiation therapy in different forms +/- androgen blockade vs surgical resection. Risks vary based on treatment. Meet with radiation oncologist and urologist. Ask a lot of questions. Visit cancer.Gov. Read more...
Variety of options. prostate cancer has a variety of options ranging from 1) surveillance where no active treatment is chosen and the cancer is watched 2)radiation therapy-3 options exist a)imrt b)seeds c)sbrt/cyberknife 3)prostatectomy 4) more experimental options such as hifu. Read more...

How expensive is prostate cancer treatment?

Prostate cancer. Depending on where you live surgery can cost 15-50k with robotic surgery, radiation costs tens of thousands of dollars, chemo and other prostate cancer drugs are also very expensive. Read more...

What is a calypso prostate cancer treatment?

Pin point radiation. This a specific system to guide radiation. A kind of radio guidance system is used to aim the radiation beam more accurately. Read more...
Calypso. Calypso is a gps signaling method that allows radiation oncologists to more accurately give radiation treatment to the prostate by monitoring the location of the prostate gland in real time. A urologist places a rice kernel sized electromagnetic transmitter into the prostate that helps the radiation oncologist monitor the location ofthe prostate during treatment. Read more...

Could the nhs pay for prostate cancer treatment?

Not sure I know. what NHS is, or if the data are true (33 year old, female). But Prostate cancer only occurs in men, usually over 50. Detected by screening PSA or nodule of rectal exam. If you have an insurance plan through ACA it will help, if you are uninsured, go to Charleston Memorial Hospital and ask. Read more...

How can I know if prostate cancer treatment has helped?

Follow up. For prostate cancer post treatment is usually with serial psa's and imaging tests such as ultrasound or mri. Also depends on your symptoms too. Consult with your urologist or oncologist for details. Read more...
Exam and PSA test. Patients should have digital rectal exams (DRE) and prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing regularly after surgery and radiation therapy. After surgery (robotic or open radical prostatectomy) the PSA should go to undetectable levels (0). After radiation the PSA generally falls gradually to low or very low levels. Read more...

Does the nhs pay for any prostate cancer treatment at all?

Yes. NHS is the National Health Service in the UK. As far as I know (my sister has been in England for 40 yrs) NHS pays for healthcare of all British citizens. Unless you are referring to something else by nhs??? Read more...

Did there been a breakthrough in prostate cancer treatment?

Pca. New robotic surgical techniques could be argued as a breakthrough, but the big issue is psa. While not a great test it has reduced the # of men presenting with advanced stage disease. That is a breakthrough ! Read more...