NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Prostate Cancer - page 26

26
NCCN Guidelines for Patients
®
: Prostate Cancer
Version 1.2014
Part 4: Overview of cancer treatments
27
4.1 Surgical treatment
Describes the operations used to remove
prostate cancer.
32
4.2 Radiation therapy
Describes the uses of radiation to treat
prostate cancer.
34
4.3 Cryosurgery
Describes how freezing is used to treat
prostate cancer.
35
4.4 ADT
(
a
ndrogen
d
eprivation
t
herapy,
hormone therapy)
Describes ways to control cancer growth caused
by hormones.
37
4.5 Immunotherapy
Describes a drug that helps your body’s
disease-fighting system to destroy cancer.
37
4.6 Chemotherapy
Describes chemotherapy drugs used for
prostate cancer.
39
4.7 Radiopharmaceuticals
Describes radioactive drugs that are used for
cancer that has spread to the bone.
41
4.8 Tools
Lists helpful webpages along with questions
to ask your doctor about treatments.
Some men with prostate cancer don’t get treated. But
for those who will, Part 4 describes the main treatment
types. This information may help you understand
the recommended treatment options listed in Parts 5
through 7. It may also help you know what to expect
during treatment. Not every man with prostate cancer
will receive every treatment listed. Before any treatment,
talk with your doctor about sperm-banking if you plan to
have children.
From an NCCN doctor
“This is a controversial area. Many patients
diagnosed with prostate cancer that has not
spread do not need treatment while some do. What
constitutes optimal treatment for individual patients
often is debated. Getting a variety of opinions
and/or multidisciplinary opinions is very useful in
getting useful information about life expectancy,
likelihood of the cancer causing problems, and
side effects of treatment. We strongly encourage
active participation of the patient and family in
making these decisions in partnership with his
physician team.”
1...,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25 27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35,36,...92
Powered by FlippingBook