Mostly, the Prostate cancer is a continuum; progressing through localized, locally advanced, advanced and hormone-refractory stages In general it is a slow growing cancer. He is primarily under hormonal control i.e. testosterone. The choice of treatments which include watchful waiting, surgery (prostatectomy), radiotherapy, hormonal therapy and chemotherapy are dependent on the stage of disease.
1. Most important, that If detected early, using PSA determination, DRE examination and biopsies, and treated appropriately, survival rates are excellent.
2. The most critical focus for the treatment of prostate cancer is to treat those cancers where it is necessary.
3. The Decisions about the best management of prostate cancer can be very complex and depend upon the:
PSA at diagnosis
4. The treatment options for prostate cancer are:
Ablation e.g. anti-androgens, medical castration (LHRHa) or surgical castration – Chemotherapy – Palliative Therapy e.g. chemotherapy – Investigational TherapiesProstate Cancer Recurrence Rates
Prostate cancer is now detected at earlier stages due to heightened awareness and improved screening techniques. Despite definitive therapy, cancer cells may remain and can go undetected for years until they develop into metastatic disease. The risk of recurrence is high, suggesting there is a need to improve treatment approaches. Therefore, it is important to predict pathological stage and risk of disease recurrence early, so that appropriate treatment and/or monitoring can be initiated. The result’s of all new treatments will bring us in the future the chance of a lower prostate recurrance.
You can inform you about the recurrence Rates on: http://www.prostateline.com/prostatelinehcp/9898_15850_8_0_0.aspx
This gives you an overview with a study case and the results.
Please, take note that the above information is for educational purposes only and is meant to complement any medical treatment, not to prescribe or diagnose any condition. Please consult with your doctor before starting any medical or nutritional
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