Individualized Prostate Cancer Care

Sept. 10, 2010 – For men facing prostate cancer, the common treatment options of surgery and radiation therapy come with a frightening list of potential side effects, including incontinence and impotence. In light of recent studies that show many men with the disease will not die from it, patients are increasingly wondering whether treatment is worth the risk of reduced quality of life. At the Siteman Cancer Center, our team of prostate cancer specialists is leading the way in developing new approaches that allow men to avoid overtreatment based on their individual risk.