Prostate Cancer, Advanced or Metastatic - Topic Overview
Your treatment 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, hormone therapy, or a combination of these.
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, chemotherapy, or immunotherapy.
In some cases, men may be able to wait before starting treatment (active surveillance). But older men with other serious health problems may decide not to have treatment except for what is needed to treat any symptoms (watchful waiting).