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NCCN Guidelines for Patients
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: Prostate Cancer
Version 1.2014
Part 4: Overview of cancer treatments
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A radical prostatectomy removes the prostate and the seminal vesicles.
A PLND removes lymph nodes near the prostate.
Radiation from a machine or ‘seeds’ is used to kill cancer cells or stop new cancer cells from being
made.
Cryosurgery kills cancer cells by freezing them.
ADT treats prostate cancer by either stopping testosterone from being made or stopping the action
of testosterone.
Immunotherapy activates your body’s disease-fighting system to destroy prostate cancer cells.
Chemotherapy drugs stop the growth process of cells in a growth phase.
Radiopharmaceuticals are radioactive drugs used to treat cancer in the bones.
All cancer treatments can cause side effects. Ask your treatment team for a list of all known side
effects caused by any treatment you may plan on having.
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