Everyman - Funding research to cross out male cancer
Everyman is the UK's leading male cancer campaign
There are currently four main options:
The entire prostate gland is removed in an operation called a ‘prostatectomy’.
High energy rays are used to destroy the cancer cells.
Drugs can be used to lower the level of testosterone in the blood, which has the effect of slowing or stopping the growth of the cancerous tumour. However, some prostate tumours develop the ability to grow without testosterone.
A treatment where radioactive ‘seeds’ are implanted directly into the tumour.
These treatments carry the risk of side-effects including incontinence and long-term impotence.