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What are the treatments for prostate cancer?

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No one prostate cancer treatment is right for every man, but you have plenty of options, including:

  • Watchful waiting or active surveillance
  • Surgery
  • Radiation
  • Proton beam radiation
  • Hormone therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Bisphosphonate therapy

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: “Can Prostate Cancer be Found Early?;” “Considering Prostate Cancer Treatment Options;” “Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer;” “How is Prostate Cancer Treated?;” “Prostate Cancer;” and “What is Prostate Cancer?”

National Cancer Institute: “Prostate Cancer Treatment.”

Prostate Cancer Foundation: “Other Treatment Options;” “Prostatectomy (Surgery);” “Radiation Therapy;” “Side Effects;” and “Treatment Options.”

UpToDate: “Bone metastases in advanced prostate cancer: Management.”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on June 26, 2019

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: “Can Prostate Cancer be Found Early?;” “Considering Prostate Cancer Treatment Options;” “Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer;” “How is Prostate Cancer Treated?;” “Prostate Cancer;” and “What is Prostate Cancer?”

National Cancer Institute: “Prostate Cancer Treatment.”

Prostate Cancer Foundation: “Other Treatment Options;” “Prostatectomy (Surgery);” “Radiation Therapy;” “Side Effects;” and “Treatment Options.”

UpToDate: “Bone metastases in advanced prostate cancer: Management.”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on June 26, 2019

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