Prostate Cancer Treatment


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.


Treatments, Tests and Therapies

Wellness and Prevention

Proton therapy machine

The Johns Hopkins National Proton Therapy Center in Washington, D.C.

Opened in fall 2019, the Johns Hopkins National Proton Therapy Center at Sibley Memorial Hospital combines advanced technology, research expertise and a range of specialists to provide the best care for you or your loved one.