Prostate cancer is a type of malignant tumor that affects men, and 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.
There are different approaches for the treatment of prostate cancer, depending on the patient’s age, stage and extent of the disease. The most common treatments include watchful waiting, drugs, hormonal therapy, chemotherapy, radiation therapy or surgery. However, there are also other therapeutic options, as well as complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).
Discover more about 12 drugs currently approved to treat prostate cancer:
1. Abiraterone Acetate: Abiraterone acetate is a drug from the family of steroidal antiandrogen and is used for the treatment of prostate cancer in combination with prednisone. The male body naturally produces hormones called androgens. The most well-known androgen in men is testosterone.