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What are the most effective treatments for prostate cancer?

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In brief: Debatable

There are many options.
I am more aggressive with younger patients and more aggressive disease (surgery). As a man ages a little i lean towards radiation and if small volume, less aggressive disease i will often use active surveillance. Cryo occasionally. Discuss with your doctor and talk to both urologist and radiation oncologist before deciding. www.peedoc.com @thepeedoc.

In brief: Debatable

There are many options.
I am more aggressive with younger patients and more aggressive disease (surgery). As a man ages a little i lean towards radiation and if small volume, less aggressive disease i will often use active surveillance. Cryo occasionally. Discuss with your doctor and talk to both urologist and radiation oncologist before deciding. www.peedoc.com @thepeedoc.
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
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Dr. Jesse Mills
Urology

In brief: Depends on stage

Early detection of prostate cancer allows for excellent outcomes with either robotic prostatectomy or radiation therapy.
The younger a man is, the more i encourage a surgical treatment as radiation has long term risks of secondary cancer (20 years or more after therapy). Some men with low grade cancer may be candidates for surveillance under close supervision.

In brief: Depends on stage

Early detection of prostate cancer allows for excellent outcomes with either robotic prostatectomy or radiation therapy.
The younger a man is, the more i encourage a surgical treatment as radiation has long term risks of secondary cancer (20 years or more after therapy). Some men with low grade cancer may be candidates for surveillance under close supervision.
Dr. Jesse Mills
Dr. Jesse Mills
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Dr. Steven Tucker
There is an important caveat here…How do we define effective? A recent major study did not show any benefit for surgery compared to observation in men with PC. There is a suggestion that men with very aggressive disease may benefit from surgery but this was not the main goal of the study. The best question in prostate cancer medicine is NOT what is effective but is anything effective?
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