Prostate Cancer, Advanced or Metastatic - Topic Overview
If you have had
prostate cancer before, your doctor may also order a
CT scan, or
MRI to see if it has come back or spread.
Finding out that you have cancer can be scary. It may help to talk with
your doctor or with other people who have had cancer. Your local American
Cancer Society chapter can help you find a support group.
How is it treated?
Choosing treatment for
prostate cancer can be confusing. Your choices depend on your overall health,
how fast the cancer is growing, and how far it has spread.
Locally advanced prostate cancer may be treated with surgery, radiation
therapy, or hormone therapy.
Treatment of metastatic cancer
focuses on slowing the spread of the cancer and relieving symptoms, such as
bone pain. It also can help you feel better and live longer. Treatment may
include hormone therapy, radiation therapy, or chemotherapy.