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Prostate Cancer Treatment Guide

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Prostate Cancer Adjuvant Therapy


Adjuvant therapy is given at the same time as another treatment to benefit the patient. In the treatment of prostate cancer, an example of adjuvant therapy would be the use of early chemotherapy, which occurs before the patient develops hormone refractory prostate cancer. External beam radiation therapy may also be used during prostate brachytherapy to catch the disease is it has spread outside of the cloud of radiation engulfing the prostate gland.

 

 

 

 

 



 
 

 
 
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