How is prostate cancer treated?  

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.
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.
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.

Related Questions

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...

What are the symptoms of prostate cancer and how it can be treated? Does it has effect on your daily life if your prostate in removed?

Initial stages none. Initial stages prostate cancer will not have any symptoms, symptoms appear with spread to bone as bone pains etc, or urinary obstruction. With current techniques, will not affect daily life in most of the time, . Surgery may cause erectile dysfunction, will not have normal ejaculation..

Why isn't all prostate cancer treated with radioactive seeds?

Various types. There are different grades of prostate cancer making some cancers more or less aggressive than others. Staging of the cancer is also important. If a man has advanced cancer and is treated with radioactive seeds alone, the likelihood of failure is so high that it is not an good option. We try to tailor treatment to each patient to maximize the long-term cure with the lowest side effects possible.
It depends on risk. Brachytherapy with radioactive seeds or with high dose rate (hdr) brachytherapy can be used for low, intermediate, and high risk patients. Most people believe that seeds or hdr is most appropriate for low risk patients and that intermediate and high risk patients should be treated with a combination of brachytherapy and external beam radiation.
Majority should. There are many different specialist and interests as well as options in prostate cancer therapy. The lowest cost, equal effectiveness, one day treatment, lowest complications with incontinence and impotence leads to seeds or brachytherapy. Too many turf wars and people just making more money doing other things leads the patient to get conflicting advice.
Size; other diseases. Almost anyone with a gland size of 50 grams can have seeds placed to adequately deliver dose. Some larger glands are too big to cover (some can be shrunk with hormones). Prosca factors make it riskier in some, and some cannot stop blod thinners, have ulcerative colitis, or other medical relative contra-indicatons.
Not for everyone. Well planned and executed seed implants are highly effective for prostate cancer. But not all patients are candidates due to size of gland, extent of disease, and other factors. Also, if your urologist is part owner of a radiation facility, then financial incentives are against using seeds, and more patients are treated at the radiation facility.
Why should it be? The 1st question in prostate cancer medicine is, should it be treated at all? If yes, then consensus is that all treatments are equal with respect to benefit. Variation occurs in toxicity based upon age, amount of pc, aggressiveness of pc, and the need to combine therapies. Suggest 2 opinions from different fields (medical oncology or urology or radiation) be obtained before deciding.

Is it ok to donate blood while your are being treated for prostate cancer?

Probably not. "...Other types of cancer are acceptable if the cancer has been treated successfully and it has been more than 12 months since treatment was completed and there has been no cancer recurrence in this time." for more information see: http://www. Redcrossblood. Org/donating-blood/eligibility-requirements/eligibility-criteria-topic#med_cond.
No. Different countries have different rules but most are 5 years after treatment and many are never.

I have prostate cancer treated with trelstar (triptorelin) why when I take 3mg of melatonin do I sweat profusly?

A Trelstar (triptorelin) effect. Trelstar (triptorelin) reduces your testosterone levels to castrate levels in order to shut the cancer down. The hot flashes you are feeling are similar to what women experience in menopause. Although there is no specific treatment, they should improve with time. I don't believe the melatonin is contributing and you should be able to continue.
Uncertain. Hot flashes are a common side effect of drugs like trelstar (triptorelin). It is unclear if there is a relationship with melatonin. Perhaps if you are having hot flashes at certain times of day they may coincide with when you typically take melatonin.

Causes of prostate cancer?

Three Main Things. At this time, there are no known direct causes for prostate cancer. Three factors are known. As men age, the risk for prostate cancer increases. Race also plays a role in risk (aa > whites > asians). Men with a primary relative (father, brother) are at the most increased risk for developing the disease. At 40, a rectal exam and psa blood test are the best way to start screening.
Prostate cancer. Prostate cancer has many different potential causes. Older age, family history, and being an african american all increase the possibility thant a man may develop prostate cancer. Other causes include a high fat diet and exposure to agent orange. Recent research suggest that certain infections of the prostate may also increase the risk of prostate cancer.