If you’ve just been diagnosed with prostate cancer, you might be overwhelmed by the number of treatment options you have to choose from. So making a decision about how to treat it can add confusion to what’s already an emotional situation. But you’re not alone. There are people you can talk to and resources available to help you choose what’s right for you and your situation.
What treatment options are available?
The treatments that are available to you will depend of a few things, but mainly on whether your cancer is:
- localised – within your prostate gland
- locally advanced – spread outside of your prostate to the surrounding tissues
- metastatic – spread further from your prostate, to your lymph nodes, bones and other parts of your body
The list below highlights some of the available treatments with a brief overview of each one. There are some great resources available online to help you find out more about each one. Prostate Cancer UK is a good place to start.