Peter Hibberd, M.D., is a doctor whose advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital outpatient and inpatient experience. He is an experienced emergency medicine physician, surgeon, and consultant. Dr. Hibberd is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is also a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member and fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hibberd has earned numerous national and international professional certifications, memberships, and awards.
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How Should I Treat My Prostate Cancer?

Thursday, 06 Feb 2014 10:45 AM

Question: I have been diagnosed with an aggressive prostate cancer (with Gleason 6 cancer cells at two places out of 12 areas biopsied). I also have an enlarged prostate gland which causes me to urinate many times during the day and at night. Is surgery the best option for me?


Dr. Hibberd's answer:

Aggressive radical prostate surgery is not always the most appropriate treatment for prostate cancer. The decision about which type of treatment you should have depends on your age, risk factors, co-existing diseases, and your life expectancy.

You need to discuss your options with your urologist and your primary care physician. Options for you may involve radioactive seed implantation, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, and perhaps surgery. You can also ask your primary physician for a referral to an oncologist to help you sift through the best options for successful treatment for you.

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