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How can you treat prostate cancer?

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December 16, 2010 3:51AM

The first question is whether or not to treat it. A small slow growing prostate cancer may take 20 or more years to actually cause problems so it may not be appropriate to treat in older or sicker men.

If the decision is made to treat it then several different surgical techniques can be used to remove it, radiation can be given, hormones can be manipulated, and radioactive beads can be implanted. They all have different pros and cons.