The management of prostate cancer can be of the following major types

    Management of prostate cancer, like any other cancer is multidisciplinary . The best decision of management for a patient is made by a team of doctors includes UroOncologist , Radiation Oncologist and Medical Oncologist.

    There are many methods of managing the cancer with each method carries their own advantages and disadvantages. Low grade / low stage prostate cancer can be managed by a single method . However high grade / high stage cancer will requiring multimodal approach . The judgement would be is to understand as how to sequence the treatments ( as which goes first , next and thereafter) so that patient gets treatment with maximum benefit and acceptable side effects

    In general , prostate cancer management options include

  • Radical Prostatectomy (removing the whole prostate gland)
  • Radical Radiotherapy (treatment of the prostate cancer with radiation)
  • Active surveillance
  • Androgen Deprivation Therapy (Hormone therapy)
  • Others