What are my prostate cancer treatment options?

Prostate cancers can be approached in different ways depending on their characteristics. Several modalities can be proposed, either alone or in combination.

Depending on the case, the objective(s) is (are):

  • Monitor the disease evolution to delay the initiation of a treatment;
  • Removing or reducing the tumour and/or metastases;
  • Reducing the risk of cancer returning;
  • Slowing down tumour or metastases development;
  • Treat the symptoms caused by the disease to ensure the best possible quality of life.

Treatment options depending on the stage of prostate cancer are:

  • Active surveillance
  • HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound)
  • Radical prostatectomy (prostate ablation)
  • Radiotherapy
  • Brachytherapy 
  • Cryotherapy
  • Hormonotherapy
  • Chemotherapy

The care plan should be discussed with the urologist to define the best treatment strategy based on the cancer characteristics and patient’s choices.

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