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When do doctors use chemotherapy to treat prostate cancer?

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Doctors prescribe chemotherapy for cases of recurrent or advanced prostate cancer that hasn't responded to hormone treatment. (Recurrent means that the cancer has come back.) Chemo isn't used to treat early stage prostate cancer, except as part of a clinical trial.

From: Prostate Cancer: Chemotherapy WebMD Medical Reference

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Prostate Cancer Foundation: "Side Effects of Chemotherapy."

MedicineNet: "Chemotherapy."

 

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on February 28, 2018

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Prostate Cancer Foundation: "Side Effects of Chemotherapy."

MedicineNet: "Chemotherapy."

 

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on February 28, 2018

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