Treatment for prostate cancer that has not spread

taken from Small Gland, Big Problem 4th Edition
by Professor Roger Kirby, Health Press 2011

The most appropriate treatment for you will depend on several factors:

  • how aggressive and advanced your cancer is (the grade and stage)
  • your age
  • your general health
  • you and your family’s own informed treatment preferences.

For example, for older men with small tumours and those with other severe illnesses, often the best option is either active surveillance or ‘watchful waiting’.