Fast Five Quiz: Do You Know the Current Guidelines for the Screening and Treatment of Prostate Cancer?

Tan Winston, MD


July 24, 2014

Current AUA guidelines (which the AUA reviewed and confirmed the validity of in 2011) consider active surveillance, radiation therapy, and radical prostatectomy to be acceptable treatment options for localized prostate cancer. However, the guidelines do not recommend any one of these therapies over the others. Instead, they advise that patients be informed of the benefits and drawbacks to the most commonly accepted interventions.

Combined androgen blockade is a controversial approach that may be considered for hormonal management of androgen-sensitive, metastatic, recurrent, or progressive prostate cancer.

For more on the treatment of prostate cancer, read here.


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