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.

Chemotherapy

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

New treatments

Several new treatments for prostate cancer have recently been developed. This page describes some of these treatments and how they work.

Abiraterone

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

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 to help relieve pain and other symptoms for men with advanced prostate cancer.

Bisphosphonates

Bisphosphonates are drugs that can be used to treat men whose prostate cancer has spread to the bones and is no longer responding to hormone therapy. They do not treat the cancer itself but they can help to relieve bone pain. Bisphosphonates may also help to prevent and slow down the breakdown of bone.