Published On: Thu, Apr 27th, 2017

Prostate Cancer Treatment Is Shrinking Tumors, Possibility Of Getting A Cure Is Near

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Urologic oncologists have been looking for a cure for the seemingly incurable disease prostate cancer and it seems that they have made a breakthrough. A pilot study of multimodal therapy for noncastrate metastatic prostate cancer is showing promising results that lead researchers to believe that a cure may finally be on its way.

According to Med Page Today, despite the long history of this incurable disease a treatment that consists of androgen deprivation (ADT), surgery, and radiotherapy has rendered promising results. Apparently, 19 of 20 men have undergone the treatment and for of 4 years, PSA levels have become undetectable. Unfortunately, such low levels of PSA are not often permanent.

In light of the study, it may be hard to determine why it is actually promising, especially since metastatic prostate cancer still seems far from being curable. According to Urology editor-in-chief Eric Klein, MD, of the Cleveland Clinic many have believed that metastatic prostate cancer is incurable, however, there is a catch.

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Prostate Cancer Treatment Is Shrinking Tumors, Possibility Of Getting A Cure Is Near