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How do people treat prostate cancer?

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Dr. Gene Wong
Radiation Oncology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Mutiple options

Generally speaking, there are many ways to treat prostate cancer including surgery, radiation with xray beam, implants with seeds or high dose rate needles, cryosurgery (freezing).
Hormones sometimes are used on top of the above treatment. The decision will depend on stage, aggressiveness of disease, patient condition and his choice.

In brief: Mutiple options

Generally speaking, there are many ways to treat prostate cancer including surgery, radiation with xray beam, implants with seeds or high dose rate needles, cryosurgery (freezing).
Hormones sometimes are used on top of the above treatment. The decision will depend on stage, aggressiveness of disease, patient condition and his choice.
Dr. Gene Wong
Dr. Gene Wong
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Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on age/stage

Many factors go into the decision making process, including age, health status, grade (gleason score), stage, patient preference, physician preference.
Options include watchful waiting, surgery with standard prostatectomy or robotic prostatectomy, external igrt or imrt radiation, internal radioactive implants (low dose permanent seeds or high dose temporary catheters), hormonal therapy.

In brief: Depends on age/stage

Many factors go into the decision making process, including age, health status, grade (gleason score), stage, patient preference, physician preference.
Options include watchful waiting, surgery with standard prostatectomy or robotic prostatectomy, external igrt or imrt radiation, internal radioactive implants (low dose permanent seeds or high dose temporary catheters), hormonal therapy.
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
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Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
As per Dr. Ho, once advanced and spread there are hormonal manipulations and chemotherapy options
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

It depends on several factors- age, overall health status, grade and stage of disease, patient preference, physician preference.
Treatment options will include - watchful waiting vs surgery vs radiation therapy plus minus hormonal therapy. In advanced stage- hormonal therapy, chemotherapy and immunotherap ( vaccine ) have been used. I.

In brief: Depends

It depends on several factors- age, overall health status, grade and stage of disease, patient preference, physician preference.
Treatment options will include - watchful waiting vs surgery vs radiation therapy plus minus hormonal therapy. In advanced stage- hormonal therapy, chemotherapy and immunotherap ( vaccine ) have been used. I.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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