Prostate Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment
Early diagnosis of prostate cancer is beneficial mainly because it increases your chances of survival. Once diagnosed, your doctor will present the best treatment options available to you. There are a variety of treatments that are effective in the early stages. Radical prostatectomy, in particular, is ideal for prostate cancer that has not spread beyond the gland.
There are different factors you have to consider when treating your prostate cancer. Your treatment options will depend on the stage of your cancer, as well as your age and overall health. Some of the common treatments are surgery (prostatectomy), radiation therapy, cryosurgery, hormone therapy, and chemotherapy. Such treatments may initially sound overwhelming, but rest assured, these treatments are safe and effective when administered correctly at the best time. Your treatment plan is something you should openly discuss with your health care providers and family to ensure you are comfortable with it.
Factors to Consider Before Making Treatment Decisions
Below are factors you and your provider should consider before making treatment decisions.