Prostate cancer is the abnormal growth of cells in the
prostate gland. Cancer that has not spread outside the prostate gland
is called localized prostate cancer.
This cancer can
often be cured. But choosing the best treatment for you can be confusing.
Tests will show if your cancer is likely to grow.
This information is about choosing between
radiation or surgery. Getting another opinion can also help you with the decision. You might talk with a medical oncologist. You also can talk with your partner or other men who have had treatment for prostate
One treatment may be better for you than the other because of your age, your other health problems, or how you
feel about each treatment. You and your doctor can talk about your options.
Thinking about the facts and your
feelings can help you make a decision that is right for you. Be sure you
understand the benefits and risks of your options, and think about what else
you need to do before you make the decision.
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Current as of:
July 26, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
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