How Does Chemotherapy for Prostate Cancer Work?

How Does Chemotherapy for Prostate Cancer Work?

Richard Bevan-Thomas MD: When a man thinks of prostate cancer or cancer in general, the first thing routinely that comes to mind is thinking about chemotherapy. Chemotherapy is where we give drugs that actually cause the death of cancer cells. In prostate cancer, chemotherapy is used in the later stages of the disease, so whenRead More How Does Chemotherapy for Prostate Cancer Work?

Treatment for locally advanced prostate cancer

Treatment for locally advanced prostate cancer

My name is Shiv Bhanot, I’m a urologist and I work at King George hospital in East London. Prostate cancer can be divided into different stages: it can be within the prostate, we call it early or localised, locally advanced, or it may be cancer which has spread to far-off places, which we call metastaticRead More Treatment for locally advanced prostate cancer

Prostate Cancer Chemotherapy NYC | Weill Cornell Medicine Genitourinary Oncology Program

Prostate Cancer Chemotherapy NYC | Weill Cornell Medicine Genitourinary Oncology Program

I remember clearly, June 3, 2011, stage four prostate cancer. I was very surprised to get the news, but I knew something was wrong and I knew I had to do something about it. So you go through a series of steps in figuring out ‘What do I need to do?’ and ‘Who do IRead More Prostate Cancer Chemotherapy NYC | Weill Cornell Medicine Genitourinary Oncology Program

Is Chemotherapy Used for Prostate Cancer Treatment

Is Chemotherapy Used for Prostate Cancer Treatment

Farshid Dayyani, MD: In certain circumstances, chemotherapy might be appropriate to treat prostate cancer. Conventional chemotherapy has been tested for decades in the treatment of early stage and advanced stage prostate cancer. So far, we don’t have any evidence that using chemotherapy earlier in the disease, meaning before the cancer has spread, will change anythingRead More Is Chemotherapy Used for Prostate Cancer Treatment

Chemotherapy for Ovarian Cancer

Chemotherapy for Ovarian Cancer

–Chemotherapy for Ovarian Cancer Chemotherapy (chemo) is the use of drugs to treat cancer. Most often, chemo is a systemic treatment − the drugs are given in a way that lets them enter the bloodstream and reach all areas of the body. Systemic chemo can be useful for cancers that have metastasized (spread). Most ofRead More Chemotherapy for Ovarian Cancer