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Treatments for prostate cancer

Published On: Jul 09 2014 02:02:21 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 17 2014 02:51:24 PM CDT
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There are several treatment options for men who are diagnosed with prostate cancer.

 

According to the Mayo Clinic, finding the right treatment for a specific patient depends on the person’s overall health, age, and how advanced the cancer is. Another consideration is the side effects of the various treatment types.

 

Some possible treatments, according to the Mayo Clinic, include:

-         Surgery

-         Radiation therapy

-         Chemotherapy

-         Hormone therapy

-         Cryosurgery

-         Heating therapy

-         Watchful waiting

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