Compare Prostate Cancer Treatments – Intermediate Risk

Who Remained Prostate Cancer Free?

Intermediate Risk patients experience a wider range of results and approaches due to the risk of disease beyond the prostate. When selecting a course of action, consultations are recommended with a urologist or surgeon, radiation oncologist and medical oncologist. Different treatments have different results and side effects. It is important to understand the potential impact each treatment can have on your quality of life after treatment.

Intermediate Risk patients experience a wider range of results and approaches due to the risk of disease beyond the prostate. When selecting a course of action, consultations are recommended with a urologist or surgeon, radiation oncologist and medical oncologist. Different treatments have different results and side effects. It is important to understand the potential impact each treatment can have on your quality of life after treatment.

Intermediate Risk is any of the following:

PSA greater than 10 less than 20

Gleason Score is 7

Clinical Stage is T2b


  HIFU
  Cryo
  Protons
  Seeds
  EBRT
  HDR
  Seeds ADT









Compare Treatments for other Risk Groups

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How to Use the Graph
Add or remove treatment options above, using the checkboxes, for example Surgery vs Seeds. Percent PSA Progression Free is represented by the the vertical axis. The bottom axis of the graph tracking time in years, in this case up to 16 years. Circles, triangles, diamonds or squares on the graph each represent a treatment study with a different number of patients. The midpoint of the ellipse shows on average how the patients responded to a that treatment. The direction of the ellipse, shows how the patients trended over time.
About the Data
Percent PSA Progression Free control results are the most sensitive means to measure initial treatment success and are used in these comparisons. A PSA Progression Free of 100% would mean that for all patients, the cancer has not returned, and no follow up treatment was necessary. These graphs are cancer control probabilities and not survival graphs. Survival in all groups is high regardless of treatment, as patients can often live for years despite failure of the initial treatment. Cancer control is the focus of this analysis. The longer a treatment can maintain a PSA Progression Free close to 100%, the more effective the Treatment. Each treatment ellipse is mathematically calculated to help you visualize how the patients are doing with the selected treatment.

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Compare Prostate Cancer Treatment Tutorial

This tutorial will lead you through the process of comparing prostate cancer treatment outcomes across low, intermediate and high risk patients. The treatments included in this study are Prostate Surgery or Prostatectomy, (Retropubic, Laparoscopic, and Robotic), Brachytherapy or Seeds, High Dose Rate Radiation, HDR, External Beam Radiation Therapy or EBRT, Androgen Deprivation Therapy, ADT, or Hormone Treatment, Proton Therapy, High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound, HIFU, Cryotherapy, Cryo and Hypo-Fractionated External Beam Radiation Therapy. For more advanced prostate cancer, treatments are combined to increase effectiveness.

Remission versus Survival?

A prostate cancer patient who has undergone treatment and shows no evidence of cancer recurrence, (cancer returning), is in remission. A survivor is alive following treatment and may or may not have their cancer return requiring further treatment. Prostate cancer recurrence is determined by monitoring or testing. If you remain in remission for 10-15 years after prostate cancer treatment, it is very unlikely that the cancer will ever return, complete remission. No more treatment.  


Prostate Cancer Free Study, studies treatment outcomes for 10-15 years to show which men remained in remission.

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