Many men who have advanced prostate cancer experience side effects. Some of these side effects result from the treatments used to slow the spread of cancer. Other side effects come from the disease itself. Understanding these side effects can relieve fears and help you cope better. So can being an active participant in your own care. Ask your doctor questions. Learn about potential symptoms and options before receiving treatments. Carefully weigh each option with your doctor's input.
Radiation therapy, also called X-ray therapy, is used to treat cancer cells
only in the treated area. Various techniques are used to deliver this
type of treatment. Find out what to expect in this overview article.