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Therapy Used in Prostate Cancer

Hormone therapy Hormone therapy is a cancer treatment that removes hormones or blocks their action and stops cancer cells from growing. Hormones are substances made by glands in the body and circulated in the bloodstream. In prostate cancer, male sex hormones can cause prostate cancer to grow. Drugs...
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Seven types of standard treatment are used in prostate cancer :

Watchful waiting or active surveillance Watchful waiting and active surveillance are treatments used for older men who do not have signs or symptoms or have other medical conditions and for men whose prostate cancer is found during a screening test. Watchful waiting is closely monitoring a patient‚Ä...
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Factors affecting survival of patients with prostate cancer

Extent of tumor When the cancer is confined to the prostate gland, the long-term prognosis is excellent. Patients with locally advanced cancer are not usually curable, but 5-year survival is still very good. If prostate cancer has spread to distant organs, current therapy will not cure it. The histo...
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Castration Resistant Prostate Cancer

Castration Resistant Prostate Cancer(CRPC)

CRPC is defined according to the Prostate Cancer Clinical Trials Working Group 2 as progression of prostate cancer despite castrate levels (<1.7 ng/ ml) of testosterone. Progression may be biochemical (three consecutive prostate specific antigen (PSA) rises >2 ng/ ml above nadir, minimum 1 wee...
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Prostate Cancer Awareness for General Public

The prostate is a gland in the male reproductive system. It lies just below the bladder (the organ that collects and empties urine) and in front of the rectum (the lower part of the intestine). It is about the size of a walnut and surrounds part of the urethra (the tube that empties urine from [&hel...
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