What is my outlook?
Many men will want to know how successful their treatment is likely to be. This is sometimes called your outlook or prognosis. No one will be able to tell you exactly what your outlook will be, as every cancer is different and it will depend on many things, such as the grade and stage of your cancer, and how quickly it is growing.
Not everyone will want to know about their outlook, but if you do, speak to your doctor. They will be able to talk to your about your own situation.
Localised prostate cancer
For many men with localised prostate cancer, treatment will get rid of the cancer. However, for some men treatment will be less successful, and the cancer may come back again. But there are further treatments available if your cancer does come back.
Locally advanced prostate cancer
Treatments for locally advanced prostate cancer aim to get rid of the cancer or control it long term. This will depend on how far your cancer has spread.
Advanced prostate cancer
When hormone therapy stops working, there are other treatments available to keep the cancer under control for a further period of time. The aim of all these treatments is to control the cancer for as long as possible without making you feel too unwell from the side effects of the treatment. They also help to manage the symptoms of advanced prostate cancer.