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Treatments for prostate cancer

Published On: Jan 16 2013 12:21:08 PM CST
Updated On: Jan 31 2013 03:06:05 PM CST
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There are several treatment options for men who are diagnosed with prostate cancer.

 

According to the Mayo Clinic, finding the right treatment for a specific patient depends on the person’s overall health, age, and how advanced the cancer is. Another consideration is the side effects of the various treatment types.

 

Some possible treatments, according to the Mayo Clinic, include:

-         Surgery

-         Radiation therapy

-         Chemotherapy

-         Hormone therapy

-         Cryosurgery

-         Heating therapy

-         Watchful waiting