Once diagnosed, men will need to discuss treatment options with their healthcare team. Treatment options for prostate cancer depend on a range of factors including the patient’s age, their general health, the grade and stage of cancer, and their preference for the mode of treament.
Some cancers will not require treatment directly and patients may be referred to one of the following non-treatment options:
Active Surveillance is a way to monitor low-risk prostate cancer that may not be causing any symptoms.
Watchful waiting is a way of monitoring prostate cancer symptoms and side effects, and treating them as they arise. Treatment is for the purpose of symptom relief and slowing the cancer growth, not to cure the cancer.