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Prostate cancer treatment?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. Manoj Reddy
Radiation Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Manoj Reddy
Dr. Manoj Reddy
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Dr. Judd Boczko
Urology

In brief: 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

In brief: 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
Dr. Judd Boczko
Dr. Judd Boczko
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