Prostate Cancer Treatment Options

Active Surveillance

Because prostate cancer typically has a slow rate of progression, some men may never need treatment for their prostate cancer. Instead, their doctors may monitor it closely with regular tests and exams to determine if future treatment is needed.

Surgery

The main type of surgery for prostate cancer is a radical prostatectomy, where the surgeon removes the entire prostate gland and some surrounding tissue, including the seminal vesicles.

Radiation

Radiation therapy uses high-powered energy to destroy cancer cells and can be delivered in two ways: external beam radiation or brachytherapy (internal radiation).

Know Your Options

Watch the video to learn about the most common prostate cancer treatment options and the potential benefits and risks of each.

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