Chemotherapy for Prostate Cancer
Chemotherapy may be given either alone or with
To date, chemotherapy has
been used in the standard management of primary prostate cancer. There are several ongoing clinical throughout the US that are investigating whether chemotherapy can help patients who have a recurrence of prostate cancer after
Because surgery, radiation therapy, and hormonal therapy are all known to be successful methods of treating prostate cancer, chemotherapy is not likely to be added to your treatment regimen. If your cancer has been resistant to these methods, however, ask your doctor if any of the chemotherapy trials would be of interest to you.
Detailed guide: prostate cancer. American Cancer Society website. Available at: http://www.cancer.org/ . Accessed October 9, 2008.
Prostate cancer. National Cancer Institute website. Available at: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/prostate . Accessed October 9, 2008.
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