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Prostate Cancer Treatment (Patient) (cont.)

Treatment Options for Recurrent Prostate Cancer

Treatment of recurrent prostate cancer may include the following:

  • Radiation therapy.
  • Prostatectomy for patients initially treated with radiation therapy.
  • Hormone therapy.
  • Biologic therapy with sipuleucel-T for patients already treated with hormone therapy.
  • Chemotherapy.
  • Pain medicine, external radiation therapy, internal radiation therapy with radioisotopes such as strontium-89, or other treatments as palliative therapy to lessen bone pain.
  • A clinical trial of ultrasound -guided cryosurgery.
  • A clinical trial of new anticancer drugs.

Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with recurrent prostate cancer. For more specific results, refine the search by using other search features, such as the location of the trial, the type of treatment, or the name of the drug. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.

To Learn More About Prostate Cancer

For more information from the National Cancer Institute about prostate cancer, see the following:

  • Prostate Cancer Home Page
  • What You Need to Know About™ Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer Prevention
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Drugs Approved for Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) Test
  • Treatment Choices for Men with Early-Stage Prostate Cancer
  • Cryosurgery in Cancer Treatment: Questions and Answers

For general cancer information and other resources from the National Cancer Institute, see the following:

  • What You Need to Know About™ Cancer
  • Understanding Cancer Series: Cancer
  • Cancer Staging
  • Chemotherapy and You: Support for People With Cancer
  • Radiation Therapy and You: Support for People With Cancer
  • Coping with Cancer: Supportive and Palliative Care
  • Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Cancer
  • Cancer Library
  • Information For Survivors/Caregivers/Advocates
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