What are the best treatment options for prostate cancer?

Prostate cancer is a common type of cancer in males but is curable in the early stages if treated properly. If you are diagnosed with prostate cancer, your doctor will discuss all possible treatments with you. It is important for you to think about the benefits of each treatment and compare them with probable risks.

There are various treatment options available to treat prostate cancer at different stages.

Although different treatments are available to treat prostate cancer, the most preferred options are non-invasive methods. As cancer therapy is painful, researchers are finding treatments that are painless and are minimally invasive.

That being the case, radiation therapy is the most preferred method to treat localised prostate cancer. However, in most cases, observation or active surveillance works if the cancer is not spreading out. The doctor can also opt for invasive methods like surgery or chemotherapy in case the cancer is spreading to other parts of the body.

Now, researchers are exploring immunotherapy that uses immune checkpoint inhibitors to prevent the immune system from attacking the normal cells of the body – a process through which cancer cells destroy cell division.

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