Treatment

Hormone Therapy

  • What Is Hormone Therapy?

    This treatment is often used in men with metastatic prostate cancer to slow or stop its progression. Here's what you need to know.

  • Questions to Ask About Your Hormone Therapy

    The more you know about hormone therapy and what to expect, the more comfortable and confident you’ll feel about your treatment. Here are some questions to ask your healthcare provider.

  • Before Hormone Therapy: What Your Doctor Needs to Know

    Here's what may be discussed at your appointment with your healthcare provider.

  • How to Prepare for Your Hormone Therapy

    Take the following basic steps to get the most effective results from your hormone treatment.

  • Managing the Side Effects of Hormone Therapy

    The side effects of hormone therapy for prostate cancer vary from person to person—you may experience none or several symptoms. Fortunately, most side effects are controllable and improve over time.

Chemotherapy

  • What Is Chemotherapy?

    Get the facts about chemotherapy and how to decide if it's right for you.

  • Questions to Ask About Your Chemotherapy

    The more you know about chemotherapy and what to expect, the more comfortable and confident you’ll feel.

  • What to Know About Ports

    The pros and cons of getting a port for chemo treatment. 

  • What to Expect During Your Chemo Treatment

    Knowing what to expect during chemotherapy will help you face the experience with greater calm and confidence.

  • What to Expect After Your Chemo Treatment

    From post-infusion medication instructions to the warning signs of infection, find out what you need to know after chemotherapy.

Radiation

  • What Is Radiation?

    Radiation therapy involves destroying cancer cells by hitting them with high-energy radiation (such as X-rays or gamma rays). Learn about your two choices.

  • Questions to Ask About Your Radiation Therapy

    Knowing what to expect can help you feel more comfortable about your treatment and more in control of your health.

  • Preparing for Radiation

    Here's what to know to get the most benefit from your treatment.

  • Glossary of Radiation Types

    Different types of radiation therapy are available. Talk to your radiation oncologist about which is right for you.

  • What to Expect During Your Radiation Treatments

    If you’re about to have your first radiation treatment, you may be a little apprehensive and full of questions. Here, you’ll find the answers as well as other information that will help you feel prepared.