Prostate Cancer Treatment by Stage

Prostate Cancer Treatment by Stage: Stage IV

Treatment for stage IV prostate cancer may include the following:
 
  • Hormone therapy
  • External beam radiation therapy -- with or without hormone therapy
  • Radiation therapy or transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) as palliative therapy to relieve symptoms caused by the cancer
  • Watchful waiting.
     

Prostate Cancer Treatment by Stage: Recurrent

Treatment for recurrent prostate cancer may include the following:
 
  • Radiation therapy
  • Prostatectomy for patients initially treated with radiation therapy
  • Hormone therapy
  • Pain medication, external radiation therapy, internal radiation therapy with radioisotopes such as strontium-89, or other treatments as palliative therapy to lessen bone pain.
     
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