Prostate Cancer Treatment - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Health Professional Version)


Prostate Cancer Treatment - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Health Professional Version)


This summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about the treatment of prostate cancer.

The summary addresses the following topics:

  • General information
  • Cellular classification
  • Stage information
    • Tumor, nodes, metastasis (TNM) definitions
    • American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) stage groupings
    • Jewett staging system
  • Treatment option overview
    • Surgical complications
    • Radiation therapy complications
    • Cryotherapy complications
    • Hormone therapy complications
  • Stage I prostate cancer
  • Stage II prostate cancer
  • Stage III prostate cancer
  • Stage IV prostate cancer
  • Recurrent prostate cancer


National Cancer Institute

Funding Sources:

National Cancer Institute; National Institutes of Health


Release Date: 2006
Review Date: 2008
Recent Summary: March 2008
Original Summary: February 2006
Last Updated: 04/11/08

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