There are a number of different treatments for prostate cancer. You may have a choice of treatments and deciding on which kind to have can be a difficult decision to make.
Your treatment options will depend on whether the cancer is still contained in the prostate, or has spread outside the prostate.
Localised prostate cancer is cancer that is contained within the prostate. You may hear it called early or organ-confined prostate cancer.
Locally advanced prostate cancer is cancer that is breaking through the capsule of the prostate, or has spread to the area just outside the prostate.
Advanced prostate cancer is cancer that has spread from the prostate gland to other parts of the body. It is also called 'metastatic' prostate cancer.
It is up to you how much you want to be involved in choosing your treatment. Talk to your doctor or nurse about your options. They should talk to you about all treatment options even if they are not all available at your local hospital. You can also call our Specialist Nurses or chat to a nurse online if you have questions about your options.
You can bring someone along to your appointments if you want to. It can be hard to take everything in, so it can be helpful to have someone else to listen or make notes for you.
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