Management of prostate cancer. Part 2: localized and locally advanced disease.
Sooriakumaran P., Khaksar SJ., Shah J.
Prostate cancer is the most prevalent nondermatological malignancy affecting men in the Western world. An increase in public awareness has led to earlier detection. Accepted treatments for localized prostate cancer include active surveillance, radical prostatectomy, interstitial brachytherapy, external beam radiotherapy and watchful waiting. The authors discuss the rationale for the different approaches together with outcomes including toxicity. Novel approaches are also explored. The management of locally advanced disease has long been a challenge and the evolving evidence is reviewed.