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Treatments for Advanced Prostate Cancer

Many of the newest prostate cancer treatments are for advanced prostate cancer patients. Learn more about your options, including clinical trials.

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Advanced prostate cancer refers to cancer that has spread beyond the prostate. If you have been diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer you will want to learn as much as you can about your diagnosis and treatment options. Ask your doctor questions and try to talk to other men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer.

The treatment options for locally advanced prostate cancer, also known as Stage III, are similar to localized, or early stage, prostate cancer. Learn more about localized treatment options.

Patients with metastatic, or stage IV, prostate cancer may need a combination of treatments. Treatment decisions should be based on a patient’s specific diagnosis, values, and goals.

Treatment options for advanced prostate cancer

Systemic therapies are used most often to treat advanced prostate cancer. Systemic therapies refers to any type of treatment that targets or travels through the entire body.

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Want help finding the best treatment for you?

Use our Interactive Decision Support Tool, developed in partnership with Clinical Care Options! This tool provides you with expert guidance on treatment options for advanced prostate cancer, based on characteristics you enter. Discover what’s available so you can work with your care team to make the right choices together. 

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Treatment updates for advanced prostate cancer

Dr. Alicia Morgans provides an overview of treatment advances and options for metastatic prostate cancer.