How is early prostate cancer treated?
Early cancers are usually dealt with in one of three ways, by:
Although any one of them may be most appropriate for you, these treatments can have very different effects on your quality of life, so you have an important part to play in making an informed choice. A number of other treatments such as cryosurgery, laser therapy and
high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) are available in some places. Because these treatments are relatively new, not enough time has passed to know whether they are any more or less effective for early prostate cancer. You may be invited to join a clinical trial of one of these treatments.