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"Traditionally, a newly diagnosed man with distant metastasis is not offered the opportunity to have the prostate gland removed since the cancer is ultimately terminal and the treatment itself will cause significant side effects. However, there has been an accumulation of data that shows that the removing the gland and the primary tumor(s) does slow down cancer progression and more importantly extend survival." Joel Nowak of Malecare reports on recent studies. Click here to read the article.
Paul Edwards posted a topic in Articles on other sitesSome men who are diagnosed with prostate cancer have metastases at the time of their diagnosis. Until recently the primary treatment for these men was Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT). Since the CHAARTED and STAMPEDE trials, ADT + Chemotherapy (Docetaxel) has become the standard of care for these men. What about ADT + Chemotherapy + Radiotherapy for these men? Maybe. Removal of the primary cancer has been used effectively in other cancers, either using radiation or surgery to increase cancer-specific survival time. "Whether radiotherapy or su