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Treatment Introduction

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy for Prostate Cancer

Chemotherapy may be used when the cancer has spread outside of the prostate gland, or it may be used in combination with other therapies.

FDA-Approved Drugs

The following drugs have been approved since the year 2000 for the treatment of prostate cancer.

Radiation

Radiation Therapy

Radiation is often used to treat prostate cancer that is still confined to the prostate gland, or has spread only to nearby tissue.

Surgery

Surgery for Prostate Cancer

Long-term, serious side effects of prostate surgery are somewhat less common now than in the past, as new surgical methods continue to be introduced.

Radical Prostatectomy

A prostatectomy is a surgical procedure for the partial or complete removal of the prostate. It may be performed to treat prostatic cancer or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP)

A transurethral resection of the prostate is a surgical procedure that uses a tiny instrument to remove portions of the prostate gland through the penis, requiring no external incision.

Other Treatments

Expectant Therapy

Expectant therapy is to "watch and wait" while carefully observing and monitoring the prostate cancer.

Angiogenesis Inhibitors

Sometimes called antiangiogenic therapy, this treatment may prevent the growth of cancer by blocking the formation of new blood vessels.

Herbal Remedies For Prostate Cancer

Talk with your health care provider before using any type of dietary or herbal supplements in the treatment or prevention of prostate cancer.

Overview of Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Complementary medicine is used in conjunction with other therapies. It usually serves to relieve symptoms and improve quality of life. Alternative medicine is used alone, without standard treatment.
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