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What are the treatments for prostate cancer?

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Prostate cancer treatment is complex. Your doctor will consider your age, overall health, and how aggressive or widespread your cancer is. Some treatment options include:

  • No treatment (watchful waiting)
  • Surgery
  • Radiation (either external-beam or implantable "seeds")
  • Chemotherapy
  • A combination of these

From: Prostate Problems WebMD Medical Reference

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FDA. 

Ohio State University: "Anatomy of the Prostate Gland." 

Stevermer, J. May 15, 2000.  American Family Physician,

National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Prostate Enlargement: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia.

American Cancer Society: "Detailed Guide: Prostate Cancer." 

Marks, L. , 2006.  Journal of Urology

Ranjan, P. , 2006.  Urology

National Cancer Institute: "The prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test: Questions and answers.

American Cancer Society: "Can Prostate Cancer Be Found Early?". 

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

Reviewed by Nazia Q Bandukwala on March 05, 2019

SOURCES: 

FDA. 

Ohio State University: "Anatomy of the Prostate Gland." 

Stevermer, J. May 15, 2000.  American Family Physician,

National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Prostate Enlargement: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia.

American Cancer Society: "Detailed Guide: Prostate Cancer." 

Marks, L. , 2006.  Journal of Urology

Ranjan, P. , 2006.  Urology

National Cancer Institute: "The prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test: Questions and answers.

American Cancer Society: "Can Prostate Cancer Be Found Early?". 

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

Reviewed by Nazia Q Bandukwala on March 05, 2019

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