13 November 2018

By Dr Wendy Winnall - PCFA Research Team

Radiotherapy for men diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer

Men who are diagnosed with prostate cancer that has already spread are usually treated with hormone therapy and chemotherapy. Treatment of the tumour at the prostate site is uncommon. But recent evidence indicates that treating the prostate tumour can be helpful. A new study has demonstrated that treating the prostate tumour with radiotherapy can improve survival times, but only for men whose tumours have not spread too far.

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