Prostate Cancer Treatment

Overview

A combination of several treatments, including surgery, radiation therapy or hormone therapy, may be used to treat prostate cancer. The medical team will provide a comprehensive assessment of available treatments as well as expected outcomes. The treatment decision will be based on a number of clinical and psychological factors, including the patient's cancer stage, need for therapy, level of risk, anticipated life expectancy, overall health and personal preference.

When it comes to prostate cancer treatment, timing is often just as important as the type of treatment chosen. Some patients select active surveillance or watchful waiting to delay treatment and avoid the associated risks and side effects.

Basics

Treatments, Tests and Therapies

Wellness and Prevention

Proton therapy machine

The Johns Hopkins National Proton Center

Proton therapy is used to treat certain tumors in children and adults. Our treatment center, located at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C., combines advanced proton therapy technology, the latest research and caring specialists.