Treatment And Symptoms Of Prostate Cancer


Treatment for prostate cancer may include everything from “watchful waiting” to removal of the entire prostate gland. Get a brief overview of your treatment options here.

Tool: Treating Prostate Cancer Quiz
Many men are living with old preconceptions about prostate cancer treatment and its effects on their lives. Separate the myths from the facts with this simple quiz.

Prostate Cancer Staging
One of the most important factors in deciding how to treat prostate cancer is staging. The size, location, and whether your cancer has spread will help your medical team plan the right treatment. Learn more here.

Prostate Cancer Surgery
Find more information here.

Radiation Therapies
Learn about the types that are available.

Understanding Prostate Cancer — Diagnosis and Treatment
Learn about the different types of prostate cancer treatments.

Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer
Hormone treatment means removing, blocking, or adding hormones to fight prostate cancer. Learn more about prostate cancer and hormones here.

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Robert Samitz was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer ten years ago. Today innovative treatments like the new combinations of chemotherapy drugs for prostate cancer are helping Samitz beat the odds. Find out more.


What Are the Symptoms of Prostate Cancer?

There are no warning signs of early prostate cancer. Once a tumor causes the prostate gland to swell, or once cancer spreads beyond the prostate, the following symptoms may happen:

  • A frequent need to urinate, especially at night
  • Difficulty starting or stopping a stream of urine
  • A weak or interrupted urinary stream
  • Leaking of urine when laughing or coughing
  • Inability to urinate standing up
  • A painful or burning sensation during urination or ejaculation
  • Blood in urine or semen

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