Treatment choices are generally based on the patient's age, the stage and grade of the cancer, overall health status, and the patient's personal preferences for the risks and benefits of each therapy.
Patients should be aware that doctors may be biased to prefer a specific treatment depending on their specialty, with urologists and medical oncologists tending to recommend watchful waiting, surgery, or hormone therapy and radiation oncologists recommending radiation therapy. It is always...Read more
The prostate is located immediately beneath the bladder, and surrounds the urethra, the structure that brings the urine from the bladder to... Read more »
My father was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2002. I still remember going with him to his doctor's appointment where we nervously sat in... Read more »
Will joining a support group, or getting psychotherapy, help prolong your life as a breast cancer survivor? Yes, said Dr. David... Read more »
At What Age Should I Start Getting PSA Tests?The age at which one should first have a prostate cancer screening has been debated. The... Read more »
Source: ADAM Encyclopedia
Radiation TherapyRadiation therapy may be used as an initial treatment for localized prostate cancer. It may also be used as treatment for cancer... Read more »