Which factors affect the selection of treatment for metastatic and advanced prostate cancer?

Updated: Dec 29, 2020
  • Author: Martha K Terris, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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The decision algorithm for initiation of treatment for biochemical failure is controversial. Certain factors to consider include the type of local therapy previously instituted (if any), the patient's life expectancy, the intention and likelihood of cure, the risk for increased morbidity, and the patient's quality of life.


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