Which factors are assessed prior to treatment selection for prostate cancer?

Updated: Dec 29, 2020
  • Author: Winston W Tan, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: E Jason Abel, MD  more...
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Selecting initial treatment requires assessing the risk of the disease spreading or progressing, which is based on evaluation of the following patient factors:

  • Life expectancy
  • Comorbidities
  • Biopsy grade (Gleason score)
  • Clinical stage
  • Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level

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