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

Standard treatment of recurrent prostate cancer may include the following:

  • Chemotherapy.
  • Biologic therapy with sipuleucel-T for patients already treated with hormone therapy.
  • Hormone therapy.
  • Radiation therapy.
  • Prostatectomy for patients already treated with radiation therapy.

Treatment to control pain from cancer that has spread to the bone may include the following:

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  • Pain medicine.
  • External-beam radiation therapy.
  • Internal radiation therapy with radioisotopes such as strontium-89.
  • Targeted therapy with a monoclonal antibody.

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.

    This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at http:// cancer .gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.

    WebMD Public Information from the National Cancer Institute

    Last Updated: September 04, 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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