Home > Medical > Prostate > Treatment what to expect Treatment what to expect All sections in Prostate » About prostate cancer » Enlarged Prostate » FAQs » Health Tips » Life after Prostate Treatment » Prostate News » Prostate Cancer in SA » Prostatitis » Staging and Grading » The function of the prostate » Treatment » What men should know The dreaded prostate exam Do you find the phrase “Bend over and drop your pants” disturbing? Treatment of prostate cancer: Hormonal treatment There are four different hormonal treatment options. Treatment of prostate cancer - watchful waiting Watchful waiting involves regular surveillance of the tumor, but no active treatment initially. Quiz Cancer: are you at risk? » Ask CyberDoc » Quiz Am I eating to optimise my health? » Subscribe Newsletters » 6 ways to upgrade your life Medicines that changed history The treatment of prostate cancer - radical prostatectomy Radical prostatectomy involves the surgical removal of the prostate and surrounding structures. Treatment of prostate cancer: External beam radiotherapy External beam radiotherapy usually takes about two months and most side effects disappear gradually after the treatment is over. Treatment of prostate cancer - radiotherapy/brachytherapy External beam radiotherapy is not quite as effective as radical surgery in providing a cure, but has a slightly lower incidence of complications. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life.