The good news for people with prostate cancer is the treatments keep getting better. After consulting with your doctor, you will be referred to an urologist or oncologist. There are several types of prostate cancer treatment your doctor may want to pursue including watchful waiting, radiation, hormone therapy, and surgery. In this video, Dr. Paul Knoepflmacher discusses these treatments and explains which one may be right for you.
While there's no foolproof way of preventing prostate cancer, research suggests that healthy living can lower your chances of developing it. However, if you are diagnosed with prostate cancer, remember that every year, many men go on to beat this disease and live fulfilling and healthy lives. As prostate cancer is very common, no one should be embarrassed about getting checked routinely or undergoing the available treatments.
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