If you are diagnosed with cancer, you should discuss your treatment options with a radiation oncologist, a cancer doctor who specializes in treating disease with radiation therapy, and a urologist, a surgeon who specializes in the urinary tract. Options for dealing with prostate cancer include:
- External beam radiation therapy
- Prostate brachytherapy
- Hormone therapy
Sometimes a combination of treatments is best for your cancer, such as surgery followed by external beam radiation, or external beam radiation therapy with hormone therapy. Some men can safely postpone treatment and watch it closely until treatment is needed. This is called watchful waiting.