A. Prostate cancer is most commonly a contained and slow-moving disease. Almost all men diagnosed with early or intermediate stage prostate cancer will survive, recover and live healthy lives.
Getting a precise diagnosis of your cancer is vital, as it will determine your treatment options.
Modern precision diagnostics use MRI scans to pinpoint suspicious areas and sophisticated precision biopsies allow a tissue sample to be taken form these areas for in-depth study.
If the tests do find cancer, it may well be at an early stage as it is in 50% of cases in the UK, which can be readily controlled with minimal side effects.
If you do require treatment, there are a range of modern treatments available, which will control your cancer and minimise side effects such as impotence and incontinence.
Advanced prostate cancer requires a combination of treatments, and is managed by a specialist oncologist. Recent clinical studies have demonstrated significant progress in disease management with patients living for many years post diagnosis.