Treatment depends on a number of things, as there are a number of different forms of prostate cancer. The majority will be just inside the prostate itself, however other forms of prostate cancer have spread to other parts of the body. The cancers themselves have differing levels of aggresiveness. On diagnosing the cancer a doctor would also take into account the age and general health of the patient.
Active Montioring, involves keeping a close eye on the prostate cancer. This involves regulary being checked with the doctor and maybe a repeat PSA test.
Surgery involves a procedure known as a radial prostatectomy. This involves removing all of the prostate gland completely. It does offer a chance, but is not guranteed.
Radiotherapy involves using radiation as a means to shrink the prostate cancer, by killing some of the cancer cells. It offers men a chance of a complete cure, but does have some side effects. Side effects do vary widely according to some published reports.
Prostate Cancer is the leading cancer in men in the UK
The number of Prostate Cancer deaths per day in the UK
The number of NEW Prostate Cancer cases diagnosed every day
% of men surviving 10 years + after cancer diagnosis
To “RAISE THE AWARENESS” of Prostate Cancer in Wales. “EVERY MAN should have access to the treatment that is best for his cancer and his lifestyle.” Leaflets and booklets about Prostate Cancer need to be more readily available across Wales.
To provide A LINK to those seeking where to get ADVICE & GUIDANCE on Prostate Cancer as well as information on events and how to become involved, as the number of men needing care for Prostate Cancer is certain to rise in the next few years.
To improve and provide BETTER FACILITIES, information and meeting places for men and their families to discuss any queries they may have regarding their symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and lifestyle.
The PSA blood test should be at least offered as part of an annual health check for ALL men, it would then be the mans OWN choice as to whether he decides to have the health check offered to him.