Prostate Cancer Stages

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Prostate cancer stages define the type of the patient’s treatment. Hence, different types of treatments are available for patients with prostate cancer. Some treatments are standard (the currently used treatment), and some are being tested in clinical trials.

Prostate Cancer Treatment Options by Stage - Prostate Cancer Stages

Standard treatment of stage III prostate cancer may include the following:

Treatment to control cancer that is in the prostate and lessen urinary symptoms may include the following:

Standard treatment of stage IV prostate cancer may include the following:

Treatment to control cancer that is in the prostate and lessen urinary symptoms may include the following:

Standard treatment of recurrent or hormone-resistant prostate cancer may include the following:

Prostate Cancer New Types of Treatment / Prostate Cancer Stages / Clinical Trials

Cryosurgery is a treatment that uses an instrument to freeze and destroy prostate cancer cells. Ultrasound is used to find the area that will be treated. This type of treatment is also called cryotherapy.
Cryosurgery can cause impotence and leakage of urine from the bladder or stool from the rectum.

High-intensity–focused ultrasound therapy is a treatment that uses ultrasound (high-energy sound waves) to destroy cancer cells. To treat prostate cancer, an endorectal probe is used to make the sound waves.

therapy is a type of high-energy, external radiation therapy that targets tumors with streams of protons (small, positively charged particles). This type of radiation therapy is being studied in the treatment of prostate cancer.

A cancer treatment that uses a drug and a certain type of laser light to kill cancer cells. A drug that is not active until it is exposed to light is injected into a vein. The drug collects more in cancer cells than in normal cells. Fiberoptic tubes are then used to carry the laser light to the cancer cells, where the drug becomes active and kills the cells. Photodynamic therapy causes little damage to healthy tissue. It is used mainly to treat tumors on or just under the skin or in the lining of internal organs.

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Prostate Cancer Treatment“ (PDQ®)–Patient Version was originally published by the National Cancer Institute.”

PDQ® Adult Treatment Editorial Board. PDQ Prostate Cancer Treatment. Bethesda, MD: National Cancer Institute. Updated <06/12/2019>. Available at: https://www.cancer.gov/types/prostate/patient/prostate-treatment-pdq. Accessed <12/11/2019>. [PMID: 26389353]