Most people with prostate cancer are asymptomatic, especially in the condition’s early stages. The symptoms of prostate cancer appear when the gland enlarges enough to press on the urethra. In stage 3 and stage 4 prostate cancer, the symptoms may include:
Though these symptoms are not conclusive of prostate cancer, you must get them checked out by your doctor.
After symptomatic assessment and physical examination, your doctor may recommend further screening and diagnostic tests to determine prostate cancer treatment options for you:
Your prostate cancer treatment options depend upon the size of the tumour, whether it is
confined to the gland or spread outside, and the age and overall health of the patient. In most men, prostate cancer is diagnosed in its early stages, where it is localised to the gland and has not spread to other parts of the body. At this stage, there are plenty of treatment options available to you.
Standard treatment options used in treating prostate cancer include:
Other treatments that may be used in treating prostate cancer include immunotherapy and targeted therapy.