Treatment will depend upon a number of factors including the age and general health of the patient and whether the cancer is small and confined to the prostate or has spread to other parts of the body. Some cancers are made of cancer cells that are more aggressive than others and this may also have a bearing upon the most suitable treatment options.
Management can vary from just monitoring the condition over many years for the less aggressive and smaller tumours to radical surgery or various types of radiotherapy. Medicines taken in the form of tablets or injections (referred to as hormone therapy) may also be used to slow down the progression of the cancer and for more advanced cancers, chemotherapy and other interventions may be employed.
The Princess Grace hospital is one of a very few centres which possesses a da Vinci surgical robot which enables minimally invasive surgery to be carried out on the prostate.