What type of follow-up treatments are available for recurrent prostate cancer?
If your prostate cancer returns, your follow-up treatments will depend on what you’ve already had, where the cancer is, your age, and other factors. Treatment options may include:
- Hormone therapy. Researchers are working on new drugs to block the effects of male hormones, which can cause prostate cancer to grow, and drugs to prevent prostate cancer growth.
- Radiation therapy, ultrasound, extreme cold, electrical current, or medicines may be used to relieve symptoms of bone pain.
- Chemotherapy or other treatments being medically researched are also options.
- Vaccines to boost the body's immune system against prostate cancer cells.
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