Question by  JBear (184)

How is prostate cancer treated?

How is prostrate cancer diagnosed?


Answer by  Travis404607 (3916)

Prostate cancer is treated dependent upon the stage of the disease upon diagnosis. Surgeons usually remove the cancerous tissue with a prostatectomy. Doctors often follow this with chemotherapy. Prostate cancer is diagnosed with a PSA lab test and digital rectal exam.


Answer by  mpartin (1600)

Prostate cancer is diagnosed by blood test checking for PSA levels. It is treated with chemotherapy and sometimes radiation depending on the stage of the cancer at diagosis.


Answer by  GK1 (152)

Staging of prostate cancer will narrow the choices for treatment. Minimally invasive surgery, monitoring and not treating, using androgen deprivation, cryosurgery and just a few options for various stages of prostate cancer. Screening for prostate cancer is one diagnostic tool. Another means may be if a patient presents to a physician with symptoms.

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