Focus on Prostate Cancer
Advanced prostate cancer refers to cancer that has spread beyond the prostate. If you’re facing a diagnosis of advanced prostate cancer, the key to maintaining good quality of life and a positive attitude while fighting the disease is making sure you understand the potential side effects of each treatment option you’re considering, as well as how to deal with them.
New American Cancer Society Prostate Cancer Survivorship Care guidelines outline post-treatment clinical follow-up care for the myriad long-term and late effects that an estimated 2.8 million prostate cancer survivors in the United States may face.
by Mark A. Moyad, MD, MPH
If you’ve been diagnosed with prostate cancer and have questions about treatment-related side effects, you’ve come to the right place. Here, we’ll review common side effects from some of the conventional prostate cancer treatments, as well as what can be done to alleviate them or reduce their impact.