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Prostate Cancer Treatment

Russell Szmulewitz, MD, and patient Medical oncologist Russell Szmulewitz, MD, right, meets with a patient.

There are several treatment options for prostate cancer and many factors need to be considered when determining the most effective approach for each patient.

At the University of Chicago Medicine, our multidisciplinary team of surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists and radiologists provides comprehensive treatment for prostate cancer. We can help you understand the pros and cons of each therapy and recommend a care plan that is suited to the cancer’s clinical status and to your personal situation and priorities.

Based on your diagnosis, our physicians may recommend one or more treatments.

Early Stage (Localized) Prostate Cancer Treatment Options

Recurrent Prostate Cancer Treatment Options

  • Salvage Prostatectomy
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Systemic Therapies
    • Hormone Therapy
    • Immunotherapy

Metastatic Prostate Cancer Treatment Options

  • Systemic Therapies
    • Hormone Therapy
    • Immunotherapy/Vaccine Treatment
    • Chemotherapy
    • Radium-223
  • Radiation Therapy