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
You havejust undergone aprostate biopsy and, in most cases, you have tolerated the procedure very well. There may have been some blood in... Read more »
After robotic prostate surgery that is performed for cancer, the patient will have a foley catheter (a small drain that is placed in the... Read more »
The headlines are full of the good news: Cancer deaths in the U.S. declined for the second straight year. According to the American Cancer... Read more »
I also read the Washington Post advice column -- about how to talk about cancer and death, if your prognosis is not good -- that PJ Hamel... 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 »