Compare Prostate Cancer Treatments – Low Risk

Who Remained Prostate Cancer Free?

More than 80% of all Low Risk patients will do well with any treatment without fear of recurrence or their cancer returning. However, 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.

When comparing treatments, it is important to understand how effective the treatment or combination of treatments, are in keeping patients in remission. Prostate cancer recurrence is determined by periodic monitoring or testing PSA levels, following treatment. If you remain in remission for 10-15 years after prostate cancer treatment, it is very unlikely that the cancer will ever return. Click on 'Get the Study', to obtain your copy of Foundation's work. Share the Study with your Doctor as you choose your treatment plan. 

More than 80% of all Low Risk patients will do well with any treatment without fear of recurrence or their cancer returning. However, 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.

When comparing treatments, it is important to understand how effective the treatment or combination of treatments, are in keeping patients in remission. Prostate cancer recurrence is determined by periodic monitoring or testing PSA levels, following treatment. If you remain in remission for 10-15 years after prostate cancer treatment, it is very unlikely that the cancer will ever return. Click on 'Get the Study', to obtain your copy of Foundation's work. Share the Study with your Doctor as you choose your treatment plan. 

Low Risk is the following:

PSA less than 10

Gleason Score is less than 7

Clinical Stage is T1c to T2a


  HIFU
  Seeds
  EBRT
  HDR









Compare Treatments for other Risk Groups

HIGH|INTERMEDIATE

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.

For More Information:

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 Recurrence?

Even with a high survival rate, relapse or recurrence of prostate cancer is way more common than you might think. Will your prostate cancer return after treatment? Will your prostate cancer treatment plan keep your cancer from coming back? Will you remain in remission, and if so, for how long? Recurrence is determined by monitoring or testing PSA Levels in the blood. 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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