Prostate cancer is a type of malignant tumor that can affect men of all ages, but particularly older men. It attacks the walnut-sized prostate gland, which is located between the bladder and penis, in front of the rectum. The prostate is responsible for the production of a fluid that is expelled with sperm during ejaculation, composing the semen. The symptoms of prostate cancer include urination problems, pain, erectile dysfunction, and weakness or numbness in the limbs.
There are different approaches for the treatment of prostate cancer, depending on the patient, age, stage and extent of the disease. Here's a list of six prostate cancer therapies and treatment options you should know about (source: Prostate Cancer Foundation website):
1. Active surveillance or watchful waiting is being used more and more lately as a safe treatment option for men who decide not to undergo immediate surgery or rad