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Treatments for prostate cancer

Published On: Jan 16 2013 01:21:08 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 31 2013 04:06:05 PM EST
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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.

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

-         Surgery

-         Radiation therapy

-         Chemotherapy

-         Hormone therapy

-         Cryosurgery

-         Heating therapy

-         Watchful waiting