6. And, what would be the patient’s options if the initial treatment does not have the excepted results?
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“Choosing among treatment options is complicated even further by the development of newer types of surgery (such as robotic-assisted prostatectomy) and radiation therapy (such as proton beam radiation) in recent years. Many of these seem very promising, but there is very little long-term data on them, which means comparing their effectiveness and possible side effects is difficult, if not impossible.” stated the society.
However, it’s important patients listen to their physician, take their opinion into consideration and discuss all the options with them. Seeking a second opinion may also be helpful and the American Cancer Society and other prostate cancer organizations offer support programs for patients to meet each other and discuss issues related to the disease.
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