Treatment Options

There is no "one size fits all" treatment for prostate cancer, so each man must learn as much as he can about various treatment options and, in conjunction with the health care team, make a decision about what is best for him.

For most men, the decision will rest on a combination of clinical and emotional factors. Men diagnosed with localized prostate cancer today will likely live for many years, so any decision that is made now will likely have an influence on him and his family for a long time.

Careful weighing of the various options (listed below) is an important first step in deciding on the best treatment course.