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Prostate Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Treatment Options for Recurrent Prostate Cancer

Treatment of recurrent prostate cancer may include the following:

  • Radiation therapy.
  • Prostatectomy for patients initially treated with radiation therapy.
  • Hormone therapy.
  • Biologic therapy with sipuleucel-T for patients already treated with hormone therapy.
  • Chemotherapy.
  • Pain medicine, external radiation therapy, internal radiation therapy with radioisotopes such as strontium-89, or other treatments as palliative therapy to lessen bone pain.
  • A clinical trial of ultrasound -guided cryosurgery.
  • A clinical trial of new anticancer drugs.

Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with recurrent 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.

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Advanced Prostate Cancer and Side Effects

Many men who have advanced prostate cancer experience side effects. Some of these side effects result from the treatments used to slow the spread of cancer. Other side effects come from the disease itself. Understanding these side effects can relieve fears and help you cope better. So can being an active participant in your own care. Ask your doctor questions. Learn about potential symptoms and options before receiving treatments. Carefully weigh each option with your doctor's input. 

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Last Updated: February 25, 2014
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