Management

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Summary Overview

The management of prostate cancer is complicated. We do not have all of the answers to all the questions that need answers.

In this section of The “New” Prostate Cancer InfoLink, our goal is to complete and maintain a set of information dealing with:

  • Treatment for early stage disease (i.e., prostate cancer that is, or at least seems to be, confined to the prostate)
  • Treatment for non-localized disease (i.e., prostate cancer that has, or at least seems to have, escaped from the prostate itself into the nearby tissues)
  • Treatment for advanced disease (including non-metastatic advanced disease, metastatic disease, and hormone-refractory disease)
  • Management of prostate cancer-related complications (such as impotence and the side effects of hormone therapy)

You may also find it useful to surf other areas of this site for things like “Finding the cancer specialist who is right for YOU” or “How to pick a prostate cancer surgeon.” Last but by no means least, you may be interested in an article called ‘Views from the “other side”,’ written by two leading specialists in the management of prostate cancer, in which they write very personally about their own experiences of diagnosis and treatment for this disease.

Content on this page last reviewed and updated March 2, 2016.