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    Stage III Prostate Cancer

    Treatment of stage III prostate cancer may include the following:

    • External-beam radiation therapy with or without hormone therapy.
    • Hormone therapy.
    • Radical prostatectomy, with or without pelvic lymphadenectomy. Radiation therapy may be given after surgery.
    • Watchful waiting or active surveillance.
    • Radiation therapy, hormone therapy, or transurethral resection of the prostate as palliative therapy to relieve symptoms caused by the cancer.
    • A clinical trial of radiation therapy.
    • A clinical trial of ultrasound -guided cryosurgery.
    • A clinical trial testing new types of treatment.

    Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with stage III prostate cancer. For more specific results, refine the search by using other search features, such as the location of the trial, the type of treatment, or the name of the drug. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.

    Stage IV Prostate Cancer

    Treatment of stage IV prostate cancer may include the following:

    • Hormone therapy.
    • External-beam radiation therapy with or without hormone therapy.
    • Radiation therapy or transurethral resection of the prostate as palliative therapy to relieve symptoms caused by the cancer.
    • Watchful waiting or active surveillance.
    • A clinical trial of radical prostatectomy with orchiectomy.

    Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with stage IV prostate cancer. For more specific results, refine the search by using other search features, such as the location of the trial, the type of treatment, or the name of the drug. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.

    WebMD Public Information from the National Cancer Institute

    Last Updated: February 25, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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