Making a decision about prostate cancer treatment can be confusing. The following information can help you learn more the risks and benefits associated with each treatment option. You and your doctor should also discuss treatments currently not available in Saskatchewan (low dose brachytherapy, cryoablation and high intensity ultrasound) to determine if one of these options is right for you.
What Do I need to Know about Treatment Decisions?
Localized Prostate Cancer - Making a Treatment Decision
Multimedia presentation (33 minutes) containing information that can be used when making treatment decisions.
What is "Watchful Waiting"?
What is Radical Prostectomy?
Radical Retropubic Prostectomy - Understanding the Procedure
Multimedia presentation (24 minutes) containing comprehensive information about the procedure, how to prepare for surgery, and what to expect after surgery.
Radical Retropubic Prostectomy - Understanding the Risks
Multimedia presentation (16 minutes) explaining potential risks associated with radical prostectomy.
What is Radiation Therapy?
External Beam Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer
Multimedia presentation (24 minutes) explaining types of radiation therapy, risks and side effects.
What is Hormone Therapy?
Multimedia presentation (19 minutes) explaining the advantages, disadvantages and uses of Hormone Therapy.
What is Brachytherapy? ("low dose" brachytherapy not available in Saskatchewan)
Multimedia presentation (24 minutes) explaining how the therapy works, how to prepare for the procedure, side effects and follow-up.
What is Cryoablation? (service not available in Saskatchewan)
Multimedia presentation (15 minutes) explaining how Cryoablation works, how to prepare for the procedure, and what side-effects to expect.
What Are Some Other Treatment Options?
What Medications Are Used to Treat Prostate Cancer?
Should I Have Radiation Therapy or a Prostectomy?
Prostate Cancer Treatment - Patient Information
What is High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound? (service not available in Saskatchewan)
Multimedia presentation (19 minutes) explaining how High Intensity Focused Ultrasound works, how to prepare for the procedure, and what side-effects to expect.