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When does someone with prostate cancer get chemotherapy?

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A doctor may recommend chemotherapy for advanced prostate cancer that doesn't respond to hormone treatment. It's usually given for metastatic disease (disease that has spread).

Doctors give chemotherapy to cause the cancer to shrink and, hopefully, to disappear. Even if the cancer doesn't go away, symptoms may be relieved.

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

SOURCES:

Prostate Cancer Foundation: "Side Effects of Chemotherapy."

MedicineNet: "Chemotherapy."

 

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on February 28, 2018

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