Our medical oncologists are highly experienced in using chemotherapy to treat prostate cancer. Chemotherapy is typically given to men with prostate cancer that has worsened in spite of hormone therapy and has spread to other organs, typically bones and lymph nodes. In these patients, chemotherapy has been proven to prolong survival. Our medical oncologists and staff is trained to do everything possible to prevent and manage side-effect, which, although they may vary, can include:
- Various degrees of nausea
- Hair loss
- Increased risk of infection or bleeding
- Mouth sores
- Loss of appetite
New medications are now available which significantly reduce many of these problems.