Prostate cancer treatment depends upon the type of cancer, the absence or presence of metastasis, the patient’s age, the patient’s general health status, life expectancy and any prior prostate treatments the patient may have undergone.
The three standard therapies for men with organ-confined prostate cancer are:
To date, no study has directly compared these three options. This fact makes it difficult to compare outcomes in men treated with either surgery or radiation.
Other treatments include: