Nearly one in six American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. With greater awareness, prostate cancer detection is on the rise and mortality is declining. Moreover, better treatments are allowing more men to return to active and productive lives after treatment.
If you have an early diagnosis of prostate cancer, a range of treatment options is available. There are several accepted treatment modalities for localized prostate cancer. These include:
Surgery and radiation remain the most efficacious standard-of-care modalities for curative intent. Your treatment options will depend on a number of factors, including the stage of the disease, your age and health, and personal preference.