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Definition: One of the most common malignant tumors afflicting men. The majority of carcinomas arise in the peripheral zone and a minority occur in the central or the transitional zone of the prostate gland. Grossly, prostatic carcinomas appear as ill-defined yellow areas of discoloration in the prostate gland lobes. Adenocarcinomas represent the overwhelming majority of prostatic carcinomas. Prostatic-specific antigen (PSA) serum test is widely used as a screening test for the early detection of prostatic carcinoma. Treatment options include radical prostatectomy, radiation therapy, androgen ablation and cryotherapy. Watchful waiting or surveillance alone is an option for older patients with low-grade or low-stage disease. (SOURCE: UMLS)
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Health experts published 4,459 studies on Radiation Therapy and Prostate Cancer making Radiation Therapy the #1 most researched treatment. In research involving Prostate Cancer, experts have concluded that Radiation Therapy is effective in 99 studies and safe in 25 studies.
Health experts published 1,290 studies on Prostatectomy and Prostate Cancer making Prostatectomy the #3 most researched treatment. In research involving Prostate Cancer, experts have concluded that Prostatectomy is effective in 24 studies and safe in 50 studies.
Health experts published 1,097 studies on Docetaxel and Prostate Cancer making Docetaxel the #4 most researched treatment. In research involving Prostate Cancer, experts have concluded that Docetaxel is effective in 159 studies and safe in 127 studies.
Health experts published 1,105 studies on Brachytherapy and Prostate Cancer making Brachytherapy the #5 most researched treatment. In research involving Prostate Cancer, experts have concluded that Brachytherapy is effective in 34 studies and safe in 54 studies.
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