Treatment for advanced cancer

Deciding about treatment can be difficult when you have advanced prostate cancer. Treatment can help to reduce symptoms, make you feel better and help you to live longer.

Find out about the different types of treatment you might have. 

Making decisions about treatment for advanced cancer

Read about making treatment decisions when you have advanced prostate cancer.

Hormone therapy for advanced prostate cancer

You might have hormone therapy for prostate cancer that has spread to another part of your body. You can have it as an injection, tablets or rarely surgery. Find out about when you have it.

Chemotherapy treatment

You might have chemotherapy for advanced prostate cancer. The most common type is docetaxel. Find out about chemotherapy for advanced prostate cancer and how you have it.

Radiotherapy for advanced cancer

Radiotherapy uses high energy waves similar to x-rays to kill prostate cancer cells.

Treating symptoms of advanced cancer

Symptoms of advanced prostate cancer can include bone pain, problems passing urine and tiredness. Find out about things that can help. 

Research into treatment for advanced prostate cancer

Find out about the latest UK research and clinical trials for advanced prostate cancer.

Last reviewed: 
25 Jun 2019
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