How is early prostate cancer treated?
Early cancers are usually dealt with in one of three ways:
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 treatments for prostate cancer, such as cryosurgery, laser therapy and HIFU (high-intensity focused ultrasound), are only available at specialist clinics or as part of a clinical trial. You will be able to speak with your doctor about whether one of these treatments could be a suitable option for your cancer.