Advanced prostate cancer

ADT is the main treatment for advanced prostate cancer, when disease has spread beyond the prostate. In this case, the treatment will not cure the cancer but can keep it under control for months and even years. It may also reduce or eliminate the symptoms of cancer (temporary remission) and help with symptoms such as pain caused by the cancer spreading.

Chemotherapy and external beam radiation therapy are also standard treatment options for advanced prostate cancer. These may be offered in combination with ADT.

Learn more about these treatments for advanced prostate cancer:


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