So you have been diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer, and it’s up to you and your physician to decide how to treat and manage it. Take control; today is the day to talk to your doctor about your advanced prostate cancer treatment options.
Your physician or health care team takes many factors into consideration when recommending your individualized treatment plan for advanced prostate cancer. These can include your age, additional health risks, extent and stage of your cancer and the potential side effects of various treatments. Some options are specific to the type of advanced disease, including radiation therapy, hormone therapy (androgen deprivation therapy/ADT), secondary hormonal therapy, immunotherapy, chemotherapy and radiopharmaceutical therapy.
Learn as much as possible about the treatment options available and, in conjunction with your health care team, make a decision about what is best for you. Consider – and talk to your doctor, nurse and loved ones about – what you want to be able to do while on treatment.