Treatments for prostate cancer

POSTED: 10:21 AM PST January 16, 2013    UPDATED: 1:06 PM PST January 31, 2013 
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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