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What type of follow-up treatments are available for recurrent prostate cancer?

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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.

From: If Prostate Cancer Comes Back WebMD Medical Reference

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American Cancer Society. 
 

Reviewed by Louise Chang on April 22, 2019

SOURCE: 

American Cancer Society. 
 

Reviewed by Louise Chang on April 22, 2019

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