Prostate cancer treatment depends on spread of the cancerous cells outside the prostate gland, rate of growth and overall health of the patient. Commonly, the treatment of prostate cancer includes one of more of radiation therapy, prostate cancer surgery, chemotherapy and hormone therapy. In some cases, cryosurgery or cryotherapy is also used. prostate cancer surgery For men diagnosed with very early stage prostate cancer, immediate treatment may NOT be necessary. Instead, an experienced uro oncologist would recommend an active monitoring and regular biopsies. Such type of active surveillance may also be recommended to men who have other serious medical issues or advanced age. Hormone therapy is typically used in men diagnosed with advance stages of prostate cancer. Hormone therapy slows the growth of prostate cancer cells and shrinks the tumor. This therapy may also be used before radiation therapy, to shrink the size of tumor.
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