Localised prostate cancer
There are various options for treating localised prostate cancer (i.e. prostate cancer which has not metastasised) and we will discuss these on the pages which follow.
Which treatment method is ‘the best’ is not an easy question to answer, as there have been few studies which directly compare different treatments and those studies there have been have not yet been able to provide a clear answer to this question.
For best results, therefore, treatment decisions should be based on patient-related factors (age, previous medical history, symptoms, preferences for a particular procedure) and tumour characteristics (extent, Gleason score, PSA level).
On the following pages we aim to provide you with an overview of the options available for treating localised prostate cancer.