Best prostate cancer treatment? No easy answer

February 4, 2008 2:17:01 PM PST
There is no easy answer for men trying to determine the best treatment for prostate cancer.

A review of medical literature in the Annals of Internal Medicine finds there really are few quality studies comparing the harms and benefits of different treatments. Men have many options including surgery, different types of radiation, hormone therapy and even no treatment at all, just watchful waiting to see if the cancer gets worse.

Another report in the Harvard Men's Health Watch says most patients can take the time they need to make their decision about treatment.