Prostate Cancer | Treatment

There are options when it comes to treatment of prostate cancer. Which option is best depends on several things: the stage of the cancer, your PSA level, Gleason score, your age your general health. Also a factor that is discussed with your physician is feelings about the potential treatments as well as their possible side effects. Treatments offered by the Northwoods Urology clinicians include:

Treatment

  • Robotic Prostatectomy or ("da Vinci Prostatectomy")
  • Conventional Open Prostatectomy
  • External Beam Radiation Therapy (also called IMRT, or IGRT)
  • Radioactive Seed Placement (Prostate Brachytherapy)
  • Cryotherapy (Freezing the prostate)
  • Hormonal Therapy
  • Watchful Waiting or Expectant Management (closely following the cancer with no intervention)