10 Treatment Options for Prostate CancerProstate cancer prognosis can have a dramatic range, from a "watchful waiting" to immediate action. The age, grade and stage of the cancer influence the treatment options, as does the overall health of the patient. Some treatment options are more successful and/or carry a greater risk of side effects than others, so the decision should be collaborative between the patient and doctor.
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Prostate tumors are not terribly uncommon among men, though the growth rate and symptoms should be monitored closely. Not all tumors require immediately action, and thus, a "watchful waiting" approach is acceptable in many instances.