‘He didn’t have time to go in and explain to me the options and the benefits and risks associated with the options. He just gave me the book and left it to me.’
The best treatment option for you depends on how far the cancer has spread and other factors such as your age and overall health. The standard treatment options for treating advanced prostate cancer are radiotherapy, hormone therapy, also known as androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), chemotherapy or a combination of these.
For some men, surgery to remove the prostate gland is still a treatment option when the cancer has just spread a little way outside the prostate gland (locally advanced prostate cancer).
However, if your cancer has spread to other parts of your body, or metastasised, treatments will aim to control or contain the cancer. Where the disease has spread will influence the recommendations your doctor will make about your personalised treatment.