There are different treatments for prostate cancer. We’ve listed them all here. You may have a choice of treatments and this will depend on the stage of your cancer. Read more about choosing a treatment.

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Watchful waiting

Watchful waiting is a way of monitoring prostate cancer that isn't causing any symptoms or problems. The aim is to keep an eye on the cancer over the long term, and avoid treatment unless you get symptoms.

Hormone therapy

This page explains how hormone therapy treats prostate cancer, who can have hormone therapy, and the possible side effects.

Treatment options after your first hormone therapy

Information about treatment options for men with prostate cancer that is no longer responding so well to their first hormone therapy.


This page describes how chemotherapy can be used to treat prostate cancer, and the possible side effects.


If you have advanced prostate cancer, you may be interested in our information on abiraterone (Zytiga®), a new type of hormone therapy.


Learn about enzalutamide, a new type of hormone therapy for men with advanced prostate cancer.

Clinical trials

Clinical trials are types of medical research that test medicines, medical procedures or medical equipment. If you have prostate cancer, you might have the chance to take part in a clinical trial.

Radiotherapy for advanced prostate cancer

This page describes how radiotherapy can be used in men with advanced prostate cancer.

Bisphosphonates for advanced prostate cancer

Bisphosphonates are drugs that can be used to treat bone problems or prevent further bone damage in men with advanced prostate cancer. They do not treat the cancer itself, but can help to slow the breakdown of bone and may help to relieve bone pain.