Did you know with the prostate cancer treatment options available today a cure or total remission is almost a 100% foregone conclusion? The truth is astonishing at what has taken place in treatment options over the last 2 decades. You will read about some of the medical therapy used to fight prostate cancer in this article.
First let’s get this out of the way. This article is not intended as medical advice, nor should it be taken as medical advice. It is for informational purposes only. As always with a physical illness you should consult your personal physician right away. Please read on for more information.
In order for you to grasp the impact of the remarkable remission stats (5 years or longer) for prostate cancer against other organ cancers, take a look at these comparisons:
Prostate Cancer – 98%
Breast Cancer – 87%
Lung and Bronchus – 15 %
Pancreas – 4%
Testis – 96%
Urinary Bladder – 82%
Liver – 7%
Ovary – 53 %
* These stats may vary by a plus or minus factor depending on the latest studies.
Those types of cancer listed above are just a few of the many different types of organ cancers. But the remission factor for prostate cancer victims is dramatically higher than any of those not listed. These remission results are primarily because of early detection of the disease and the phenomenal prostate cancer treatment options of today.
Each of the treatments available today can be used during the varying stages of development of the cancer. However, there is one therapy that is used very rarely and this is Chemo Therapy.
Chemo is normally used as a last resort type of therapy for prostate cancer. When the other therapies or combination of therapies, such as removal of the prostate gland and hormonal treatment have failed, then chemo becomes the drug of choice for your doctor. However, before it is prescribed, in most cases, the cancer has masticated into other parts of the body including the bones.
Many times a radical prostatectomy (removal) with or without hormonal treatment will do the trick. You may also find, depending on the stage of development of your cancer, your doctor will discuss the option of using Cryotherapy.
Cryotherapy is a newer therapy and may be recommended if you cannot tolerate radiation, hormonal therapy or surgical removal of the prostate gland. The way this is done is by using a probe through the skin to target the tumors. Then the tumor or tumors are frozen. If you use this type of therapy your hospital stay will be shorter, there will be less pain and the recovery period will be shorter.
However, the long term results of this type of therapy are not known as of yet, because it is a newer form of therapy.
Incredibly the prostate cancer treatment options discussed in this article are only a few of the options available to you. You should discuss these options, as well as the others, with your medical team.
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