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
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
is a minimally invasive radiation therapy that plants
small radioactive seeds inside the prostatic tissue.
There are two types: permanent LDR and temporary HDR.
works by destroying quickly-dividing cells and is usually
reserved for patients with advanced prostate cancer.
is a revolutionary minimally invasive therapy that uses
ultrathin needles and freezing gases to destroy the
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.
Therapy refers to non-invasive beam therapy
using electron, proton, or neutron beams. An example
is intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT).
is prostate surgery and removes part of or the entire
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
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:
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:
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
PCTG provides a news feed so you can stay up-to-date
on breakthrough research, cures, and patient options.
Prostate Cancer Definition:
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.