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How does chemotherapy treat advanced prostate cancer?

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 Chemotherapy is an option when hormone therapy no longer works. It can slow cancer cells’ growth, shrink tumors, and make you feel better. You usually go to a clinic to get the drugs through an IV. You may need to get a few rounds of treatment, called cycles, with some time in between for your body to recover.

From: Advanced Prostate Cancer WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Hormone (androgen deprivation) therapy for prostate cancer," "Preventing and treating prostate cancer spread to bones," "Vaccine treatment for prostate cancer," "What is metastatic cancer?" "When Cancer Doesn't Go Away."

ClinicalTrials.gov: "Learn About Clinical Studies."

National Cancer Institute: "Cancer Vaccines."

UpToDate.com: "Patient information: Treatment for advanced prostate cancer (Beyond the Basics)."

Urology Care Foundation: "Bone-targeted Therapy," "Chemotherapy," "Hormonal Therapy," "What Are the Symptoms of Advanced Prostate Cancer?" "What is Advanced Prostate Cancer?"

Reviewed by Louise Chang on June 1, 2018

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Hormone (androgen deprivation) therapy for prostate cancer," "Preventing and treating prostate cancer spread to bones," "Vaccine treatment for prostate cancer," "What is metastatic cancer?" "When Cancer Doesn't Go Away."

ClinicalTrials.gov: "Learn About Clinical Studies."

National Cancer Institute: "Cancer Vaccines."

UpToDate.com: "Patient information: Treatment for advanced prostate cancer (Beyond the Basics)."

Urology Care Foundation: "Bone-targeted Therapy," "Chemotherapy," "Hormonal Therapy," "What Are the Symptoms of Advanced Prostate Cancer?" "What is Advanced Prostate Cancer?"

Reviewed by Louise Chang on June 1, 2018

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