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Were you looking for information about Prostate Cancer Treatment? Protate cancer treatment is a common misspelling of prostate cancer treatment.
Prostate cancer treatment involves either local or systemic therapy. Surgery and radiation therapy are examples of local therapy. These treatments remove or destroy cancer in the prostate. When the disease has spread to other parts of the body, local therapy may be used to control the disease in those specific areas. Hormone therapy is an example of systemic therapy.
It is important to know that there are a number of serious risks (as well as benefits) involved in prostate cancer treatment, so you may want a second opinion about your diagnosis and all the treatments available before selecting your treatment plan. Usually, it is not a problem to take several weeks to get a second opinion. Although some men may need immediate treatment, in most cases, the delay will not make the treatment any less effective.
(Click Prostate Cancer Treatment for more information about the different factors that can help determine your appropriate treatment plan, a list of the various treatment options that are available, and potential treatment side effects to look out for. You can also click on any of the links in the box to the right for more specific information.)