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Were you looking for information on Prostate Cancer Treatment? Prostrate cancer treatments is a common misspelling of prostate cancer treatment.
Either local or systemic therapy is used in treating prostate cancer -- although sometimes both methods are combined. Local therapy treats the cancer directly in the prostate; examples include surgery and radiation therapy. Systemic therapy affects the whole body in an attempt to destroy the cancer -- for example, hormone therapy.
In many cases, men will want to get a second opinion about their diagnosis and treatment before starting therapy. It is usually not a problem to delay treatment to get the second opinion, and a number of insurance companies will pay for it if your doctor requests it.
While treatment for this disease has obvious benefits, it also carries potentially serious risks. It's important to ask your doctor any questions you have about your cancer and how it will be treated. Don't be afraid to bring a friend or family member with you when you talk to your healthcare provider.
(Click Prostate Cancer Treatment to read the full eMedTV article, which explains in detail the various treatment options available, possible side effects, and questions to ask your doctor before starting treatment. You can also click on any of the links in the box to the right for more specific information.)