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.

High-Grade Prostate Cancer

Friday, 06 January 2012 09:16 AM

Question: I have been diagnosed with high-grade, rapidly moving prostate cancer. I have been placed on hormone therapy, and I will start radiation therapy five days a week for eight weeks. Does this sound like a reasonable treatment?

Dr. Hibberd's Answer:
Yes, if the tumor was localized in the prostate it might have been treated with surgery. In your case, hormone therapy will be beneficial since the cancer cells have migrated in the body. Adding radiation to hormone therapy is the best option to kill the cancer cells.

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