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How is prostate cancer treated? 

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Dr. Steven Tucker
Internal Medicine
7 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Steven Tucker
Dr. Steven Tucker
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Dr. Lawrence Hochman
Radiation Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Lawrence Hochman
Dr. Lawrence Hochman
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
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