Prostate Cancer Treatment

Prostate cancer treatment depends upon the type of cancer, the absence or presence of metastasis, the patient’s age, the patient’s general health status and any prior prostate treatments the patient may have undergone. The Comprehensive Prostate Cancer Clinic in Seattle offers a full range of prostate cancer treatment options by a group of highly specialized providers.

The three standard therapies for men with organ-confined prostate cancer are watchful waiting, surgery (radical prostatectomy) and radiation therapy. To date, no study has directly compared these three options. This fact makes it difficult to compare outcomes in men treated with either surgery or radiation. In order to provide an unbiased recommendation, it is important to consult both surgeons and radiation oncologists.