Prostate Cancer Treatments
Prostate cancer is a disease with many treatment options. When formulating a treatment plan, you and your healthcare provider must take many factors into account, such as:
- The stage of the cancer
- The grade of the tumor
- Your symptoms
- Your general health.
In most cases, treatment will involve either local therapy, such as surgery or radiation therapy, or systemic therapy, such as hormone therapy. In some cases, treatment may involve nothing more than "watchful waiting."
Many men get a second opinion about their diagnosis and therapy plan before starting any type of treatment.
(Click Prostate Cancer Treatment for a more in-depth look at this topic, including details on how certain treatments may cause side effects that affect sexual activity.)