Advanced Prostate Cancer and Side Effects
WebMD explains the different side effects associated with advanced prostate cancer, either from treatments or the disease itself.
Advanced Prostate Cancer: Choosing Your Medical Team
Choosing the right medical team is critical when dealing with advanced prostate cancer. WebMD tells you which specialists should be on your team.
When to Seek Medical Care
See your health care provider if you have any of the symptoms listed here.
Understanding Prostate Cancer -- Prevention
Learn about prostate cancer prevention from the experts at WebMD.
Understanding Prostate Cancer -- Diagnosis & Treatment
WebMD explains the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer.
Understanding Prostate Cancer -- Symptoms
Get the basics on prostate cancer symptoms from the experts at WebMD.
Understanding Prostate Cancer -- the Basics
The experts at WebMD explain prostate cancer, including causes.
Prostate Cancer Pain Control Chart
Using this chart from the National Cancer Institute will help you and your doctor see how well your pain medicine is working.
Prostate Cancer Pain: A Guide for You and Your Family
You have a right to pain relief. Learn more from WebMD about getting pain relief from your cancer symptoms, about what cancer pain medication can and cannot do, the side effects you may experience from pain medication, and rating your pain.
Treatment Option Overview for Prostate Cancer
Local treatment modalities are associated with prolonged disease-free survival for many patients with localized prostate cancer but are rarely curative in patients with locally extensive tumors. Because of clinical understaging using current diagnostic techniques, even when the cancer appears clinically localized to the prostate gland, some patients develop disseminated tumors after local therapy with surgery or radiation. Metastatic prostate cancer is currently not curable.Treatment options for each stage of prostate cancer are presented in Table 9.Table 9. Treatment Options by Stage for Prostate CancerStage (TNM Staging Criteria)Standard Treatment OptionsTURP = transurethral resection of the prostate.Stage I Prostate CancerWatchful waiting or active surveillanceRadical prostatectomyExternal-beam radiation therapy (EBRT)Interstitial implantation of radioisotopesStage II Prostate CancerWatchful waiting or active