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Prostate Cancer Treatment Guide

Prostate Cancer Treatment Overview

 

Brachytherapy

Chemotherapy

Cryotherapy & Cryosurgery

Hormone
Therapy

Radiation
Therapy

Prostatectomy

Robotic Prostatectomy

Watchful
Waiting

Complementary
and
Alternative Medicine

High Intensity
Focused
Ultrasound (HIFU)

Emerging Technologies

 

This year in the United States, there will be over 230,000 new prostate cancer diagnoses, making prostate cancer the most common type of cancer affecting men. Chances are either you or someone you know will develop the disease. The Prostate Cancer Treatment Guide’s information can help guide your visits with your physician as you formulate a plan for treatment.

There are 6 main sections of the Prostate Cancer Treatment Guide designed to help you find valuable information before, during, and after treatment. The sections below provide a survey of the information that the PCTG can offer you.

Prostate Cancer Treatment Guide: The Chart
Modern healthcare has given you the benefit of a myriad of treatment choices; the converse of this benefit, however, is that you must choose one of those treatments as your first line therapy. The PCTG Chart covers 7 main areas of treatment and, by clicking on the boxes, you will find other treatments that fall under that main category. The Chart provides a description of each treatment, a patient profile, an explanation of treatment’s procedure, as well as associated survival rates, and side effects.

Brachytherapy is a minimally invasive radiation therapy that plants small radioactive seeds inside the prostatic tissue. There are two types: permanent LDR and temporary HDR.

Chemotherapy works by destroying quickly-dividing cells and is usually reserved for patients with advanced prostate cancer.

Cryotherapy is a revolutionary minimally invasive therapy that uses ultrathin needles and freezing gases to destroy the cancerous tissue.

Hormone Therapy prevents testosterone from spurring the growth of prostatic tissue and the prostatic tumor. There are 4 types: castration (surgical and chemical), combined, estrogen, and anti-androgen.

Radiation Therapy refers to non-invasive beam therapy using electron, proton, or neutron beams. An example is intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT).

Prostatectomy is prostate surgery and removes part of or the entire prostate gland.

Watchful Waiting occurs after the detection of early stage prostate cancer and carefully monitors the tumor’s progression before more advanced therapy begins.

Prostate Cancer Symptoms, Causes, Tests, and More: The Overview
The Overview answers your questions about prostate cancer symptoms, causes, prevention, and diagnostic tests such as the PSA test and prostate biopsy. Additionally, the Overview provides information about the prostate gland and what it does as well as other causes of prostatic problems such as benign prostatic hyperplasia.

Prostate Cancer Support: The Coping Section
Is there sex after prostate cancer? What are the risks of incontinence? Impotence and incontinence are the two major side effects that worry most men. The Coping Section will detail most of the medicines and technologies available to treat these two side effects. Do you want to know more about alternative medicines? Or when you can return to work? The Coping Section answers these questions and also provides information on emotional, family, and fertility issues.

Prostate Cancer Awareness: Are You are Risk?
This section details the risk factors such as age, race, and family history. Worried about whether you or love one may develop the disease? Click here to find out more about the risk factors.

Prostate Cancer Research and New Treatments: The News
PCTG provides a news feed so you can stay up-to-date on breakthrough research, cures, and patient options.

Prostate Cancer Definition: The Glossary
The Glossary describes and explains important terms. The Glossary’s terms are linked continuously through the Chart, the Overview, and Coping, or you can click here for a list of definitions.

 
 

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