Treatment of prostate cancer varies depending on the stage of the cancer (whether it has spread and how much it has spread) and may include surgical removal, radiation, hormonal manipulation, chemotherapy, or a combination of these treatments. Some patients with early, low-grade prostate cancers may be monitored closely without receiving therapy.
Review Date: 2/7/2016
Reviewed By: Emily Wax, RD, The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Brooklyn, NY. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.