Prostate Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Stage I Prostate Cancer Treatment
OverviewStage I prostate cancer is defined by the American Joint Committee on Cancer's TNM classification system:T1a–c, N0, M0, prostate-specific antigen (PSA) <10 ng/ml, Gleason ≤6.T2a, N0, M0, PSA <10 ng/ml, Gleason ≤6.T1–2a, N0, M0, PSA X, Gleason X.The frequency of clinically silent, nonmetastatic prostate cancer that can be found at autopsy greatly increases with age and may be as high as 50% to 60% in men aged 90 years and older. Undoubtedly, the incidental discovery of these occult cancers at prostatic surgery performed for other reasons accounts for the similar survival of men with stage I prostate cancer, compared with the normal male population, adjusted for age. Many stage I cancers are well differentiated and only focally involve the gland (T1a, N0, M0); most require no treatment other than careful follow-up.In younger patients (aged 50–60 years) whose expected survival is long, treatment should be considered. Radical
Prostate Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Treatment Options for Recurrent Prostate Cancer
Treatment of recurrent prostate cancer may include the following: Radiation therapy. Prostatectomy for patients initially treated with radiation therapy. Hormone therapy. Pain medication,external radiation therapy,internal radiation therapy with radioisotopes such as strontium-89,or other treatments as palliative therapy to lessen bone pain. A clinical trial of ultrasound-guided ...
Prostate Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Treatment Options by Stage
Stage I Prostate Cancer Treatment of stage I prostate cancer may include the following: Watchful waiting. Radical prostatectomy,usually with pelvic lymphadenectomy,with or without radiation therapy after surgery. It may be possible to remove the prostate without damaging nerves that are necessary for an erection. External-beam radiation therapy. Implant radiation therapy. A clinical trial ...
Prostate Cancer Screening (PDQ®): Screening - Patient Information [NCI] - Changes to This Summary (11 / 02 / 2012)
The PDQ cancer information summaries are reviewed regularly and updated as new information becomes available. This section describes the latest changes made to this summary as of the date above. Changes were made to this summary to match those made to the health professional version.
Prostate Cancer Screening (PDQ®): Screening - Health Professional Information [NCI] - nci_ncicdr0000062755-nci-header
This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at http://cancer.gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.Prostate Cancer Screening
Prostate Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Recurrent Prostate Cancer
Recurrent prostate cancer is cancer that has recurred (come back) after it has been treated. The cancer may come back in the prostate or in other parts of the body. ...
Genetics of Prostate Cancer (PDQ®): Genetics - Health Professional Information [NCI] - Interventions in Familial Prostate Cancer
Refer to the PDQ summaries on Screening for Prostate Cancer; Prevention of Prostate Cancer; and Prostate Cancer Treatment for more information on interventions for sporadic nonfamilial forms of prostate cancer. As with any disease process,decisions about risk-reducing interventions for patients with an inherited predisposition to prostate cancer are best guided by randomized controlled clinical ...
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