Treatment Options for Localized Prostate Cancer
When a patient is told, “You have prostate cancer,” it can be shocking and overwhelming. As the shock wears off, however, a man and his loved ones begin to organize their concerns into questions. Some of the common questions are:
- Do I need treatment immediately?
- If not, how long can I safely wait?
- What is the best treatment for my individual type of cancer?
Most prostate cancer is diagnosed when it is still early and contained in the prostate gland. This is called “localized disease.” Finding cancer when it is still localized gives the greatest number of treatment options.
Our philosophy can be summed up as this: Get the best diagnostic information so you and your doctor truly know your disease, then choose a treatment with maximum cancer control and minimum impact your lifestyle.
Within that philosophy, we support patients in exploring all treatment options, and we do our best to educate patients on the success and side effects of each treatment. There is no “one size fits all” prostate cancer treatment. In fact, some patients can and do safely hold off on treatment while making healthy lifestyle changes, and we can help them monitor whether their cancer is progressing to where a treatment is needed.
What follows is a brief summary of today’s treatment choices. However, no one should choose a treatment based on internet information alone, though the internet can help you develop specific questions to ask your doctor. The treatment you choose should be one that you have thought through, fully understand along with its risks, and have discussed with your doctor. With that in mind, we hope these short summaries will give you an idea of what’s involved with each type of prostate cancer therapy.
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