Increasing demand for treating prostate cancer
Dear Sir — Men with prostate cancer face a titanic battle for treatment.
Considering the value of the quality of life, proton beam treatment, in my opinion, is a no brainer.
To briefly explain the main, current, possible treatments.
“Watchful waiting” can be used for non-aggressive cancers. Men are regularly seen and given blood tests, but no treatment is given unless their condition deteriorates ie, their PSA reaches 50, at which point they would be put on hormone therapy in the hope that they will not die of prostate cancer.
Active surveillance, which involves monitoring until tests conclude that treatment is needed.
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