There are several methods of treatment for prostate cancer. Choosing the right treatment for you is based on your PSA, gleason score, clinical stage, and volume of disease. Two of the important issues one should think about when choosing a treatment for prostate cancer are cure rate and quality of life.
After a diagnosis of prostate cancer has been made through a transrectal ultrasound biopsy of the prostate, a man has a wide spectrum of treatment options. These options include radical retropubic prostatectomy, robotic radical prostatectomy, laparoscopic radical prostatectomy, radiation treatment (external beam, proton beam, brachytherapy or radioactive seed therapy, and IMRT), cryoablation (freezing the prostate), androgen deprivation therapy, HIFU ( High Intensity Focused Ultrasound, which is non-FDA approved), clinical trials, and active surveillance.Tags: active surveillance, androgen deprivation therapy, brachytherapy, clinical trials, cryoablation, gleason score, HIFU, High Intensity Focused Ultrasound, IMRT, laparoscopic radical prostatectomy, Prostate Cancer, prostate cancer diagnosis, prostate cancer staging, prostate cancer treatment, PSA, radiation treatment, radical retropublic prostatectomy, radioactive seed therapy, robotic radical prostatectomy