The likely outcome of your treatment is called a prognosis. After a prostate cancer diagnosis, most people want to know whether their cancer can be successfully treated. But generally an exact prognosis can’t be given because it depends on a number of things such as the grade and stage of the cancer, how quickly the cancer grows, and how effective the treatment is.

Occasionally, for some men treatment may not control or remove the cancer completely, so it can return. When that happens, there are further treatment options available and your healthcare team will discuss these with you.
For more information about treatment options, please see another booklet
in this series: Treatment.