Explore Treatments

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How frequently is it given?
What are the main benefits of the treatment?
Very common side effects (more than 1 in 10 people may have one or more of these)
Will I have pain during or after the treatment?
Will I need to take time off work during or after my treatment?
Are there any special instructions I need to be aware of?
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Watchful Waiting
Monitoring of prostate cancer with PSA testing and scans until it has spread outside of the prostate gland, causing bothersome symptoms or kidney problems.
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In radiotherapy (also known as external beam radiotherapy), high-energy X-ray beams are targeted at your prostate from outside of the body.
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Focal Therapy
Focal therapy only targets the area of the prostate that contains the most significant cancer. There are different types of focal therapy including HIFU, cryotherapy and nanoknife.
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Hormone Therapy (injections)
Injections that block or lower the amount of testosterone in the body. Also known as androgen deprivation therapy. For example leuprorelin (Prostap), goserelin (Zoladex), buserelin (Suprefact), triptorelin (Decapeptyl) or degarelix (Firmagon).
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Hormone Therapy (tablets)
Tablets that stop the body from making testosterone or prevent testosterone from reaching the prostate cancer cells. For example, enzalutamide (Xtandi), apalutamide (Erleada), darolutamide (Nubeqa), abiraterone acetate (Zytiga) and bicalutamide (Casodex).
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A radioactive material injected into your arm to treat prostate cancer that has spread to the bones.
Read more about Radium-223
Olaparib (Lynparza)
Olaparib is a medicine to treat certain types of prostate cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. This is called advanced prostate cancer.
Read more about Olaparib (Lynparza)

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