Medications such as hormonal therapy and chemotherapy are used to treat the symptoms of prostate cancer. This treatment is called "palliative," meaning it is meant to treat the symptoms of the disease rather the get rid of it entirely. In later stages of prostate cancer, in which a full cure is unlikely, treatment with chemotherapy, radiation, and hormonal therapy is much more common and is used to ease the pain of the cancer symptoms.
Shelly Agarwal, MD
- obstetrics & gynecology
Location and Office HoursPronger Smith Medical Care
17495 La Grange Rd
Tinley Park, IL 60487
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- First Health
- Great-West Healthcare Cigna
How do medications treat prostate cancer?
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What is CyberKnife radiosurgery for lung cancer?
CyberKnife radiosurgery for lung cancer is a precise, painless, non-invasive radiation treatment that can be an alternative to open surgery in certain cases. Multiple beams of high-energy radiation are delivered from multiple points outside of the body and converge precisely at the tumor or lesion inside the body. Each individual beam is not sufficient to cause harm, but the convergence of all the beams at the tumor result in the lesion receiving a very high dose of radiation while sparing nearby normal tissue.
What are the risks of a lymphadenectomy for uterine cancer?
Risks of a lymphadenectomy include:
- Collection of lymph fluid in the pelvis (lymphocele).
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