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Cancer Treatment

Treatment for cancer depends on the  and grade of the disease based on pathology results. Tumor  testing and genetic testing can provide additional clues about which treatments may work best for your cancer. For people with or advanced cancer, these additional tests are usually recommended.

Standard treatment may include a combination of surgery, radiation and hormone therapy. Some people may also benefit from treatment with chemotherapy, or . Clinical trials may be available for any  of cancer.

People diagnosed with cancer who test positive for an in the genes below may have different treatment recommendations or options depending on their gene mutation. 

Genes Linked to Prostate Cancer

Make sure that you receive a copy of your cancer test results, including your pathology report and your . Ask your doctor to explain your diagnosis, test results and treatment options in terms that you can understand. This will allow you to work with your doctor to choose the best treatment for you.   

See below for more information on each of these cancer treatment topics. 

In the News

New drug combination approved for treatment of BRCA-mutated metastatic prostate cancer

Update: New drug combination approved for treatment of BRCA-mutated metastatic prostate cancer

The FDA approved Akeega (niraparib and abiraterone) plus prednisone for the treatment of BRCA-mutated, metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). Akeega can be used as an early or later treatment. (Posted 11/9/23) Este artículo está disponible en...

More Information on Cancer Treatment

Stages & Subtypes

Treatment for  cancer depends on the  and grade of the disease, which can be measured and reported in different ways. You can learn more in-depth information about how doctors  and grade  cancers.

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Standard Therapies

Some prostate cancers may be small, slow-growing and require little or no treatment. Others may be large or more aggressive and require significant treatment. Read about standard treatment, which may include a combination of surgery, radiation, and hormonal therapies. 

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Genetic & Testing

Tumor  testing and genetic testing can provide additional clues about which treatments may work best for your cancer.

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Targeted & Immunotherapies

Tageted therapies are designed to attack or kill cancer cells, while sparing normal cells as much as possible. Immunotherapies are cancer treatments that help the body’s immune system detect and attack cancer cells. 

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