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Treatments for Prostate Cancer

  • Michael Jubinville, MPH
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Treatments for Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer can grow slowly. Some people may not need treatment. The doctor will watch for any changes or signs the cancer is getting worse.

Some prostate cancer will need to be treated. The goal of treatment is to remove as much cancer as possible while saving healthy prostate tissue. Other treatment may also help keep the cancer from spreading or coming back. More than one kind of treatment may be used. The type of cancer and the person’s age and health will all play a role in treatment choices.

Prostate cancer is treated with:


  • How is prostate cancer treated? Urology Care Foundation website. Available at: https://www.urologyhealth.org/urologic-conditions/prostate-cancer#Treatment.
  • Prostate cancer. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://www.dynamed.com/condition/prostate-cancer.
  • Treating prostate cancer. American Cancer Society website. Available at: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/prostate-cancer/treating.html.
  • Treatment option overview. National Cancer Institute website. Available at: https://www.cancer.gov/types/prostate/patient/prostate-treatment-pdq#_142.


  • Nicole S. Meregian, PA
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This content is reviewed regularly and is updated when new and relevant evidence is made available. This information is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with questions regarding a medical condition.