Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer
Radiation therapy uses high doses of radiation, such as X - rays, to destroy cancer cells. The radiation damages the genetic material of the cells so that they can't grow. Although radiation damages normal cells as well as cancer cells, the normal cells can repair themselves and function, while the cancer cells cannot.Radiation therapy may be used alone or combined with drugs or surgery to treat .
Prostate Cancer, Advanced or Metastatic - Other Treatment
Read about radiation therapy and clinical trials for advanced or metastatic prostate cancer.
Prostate Cancer: Radical Prostatectomy
WebMD explains radical prostatectomy, a prostate cancer surgery in which the prostate gland and surrounding tissue are removed, including benefits, risks, and recovery.
Advanced Prostate Cancer and Caregiving
Caregiving is no easy task. Here are suggestions from WebMD for the caregivers of men with advanced prostate cancer.
Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) Blood Test
Learn all about prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests for prostate cancer.
Digital Rectal Exam for Prostate Problems
Read about the digital rectal exam, a test to help screen for prostate cancer.
Making the Most of Your Doctor's Appointment
While a visit to the clinic can be intimidating for anyone, you can lessen the stress and worry associated with doctor¿s appointments by taking steps to be sure that you¿re provided with all the information you need at the appointment.
What will be the future treatments for prostate cancer?
The key to curing prostate cancer ultimately will come from an understanding of the genetic basis of this disease. Read more.
Predicting and Monitoring Advanced Prostate Cancer
Learn more from WebMD about current methods to predict and monitor aggressive prostate cancer.
How Advanced Prostate Cancer Affects the Family
WebMD offers tips on how family members can help those with advanced prostate cancer.