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Treatment

Your treatment depends on where your cancer is, how big it is, whether it has spread anywhere else in your body and your general health. A team of doctors and other professionals discuss the best treatment and care for you.

This section is about treatment for prostate cancer that hasn't spread to another part of your body. 

Decisions about your treatment

Find out about how your doctor decides which treatment you need, the types of treatment you might have and treatment by stage.

Active surveillance and watchful waiting

Your doctor might use active surveillance to monitor you if you’ve been diagnosed with prostate cancer. Watchful waiting is another way of monitoring your cancer.

Surgery

Surgery is one of the main treatments for prostate cancer.

Hormone therapy

Find out about hormone therapy for prostate cancer.

Radiotherapy

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

Other treatments

Your doctor may recommend other treatments such as cryotherapy or high intensity ultrasound as part of a clinical trial.

Treatment if your prostate cancer comes back

For many men prostate cancer can be cured with surgery or radiotherapy. But find out what happens if your cancer comes back after treatment. 

Follow up

Find out about follow up appointments and tests after treatment for prostate cancer.

Last reviewed: 
26 Feb 2014

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