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Chemotherapy for Prostate Cancer
A number of factors complicate the decision to use cytotoxic chemotherapy in men with advanced prostate cancer.
Educational and support information about chemotherapy and associated side effects for cancer patients and their caregivers.
First Evidence that Chemotherapy Extends Life in Advanced Prostate Cancer
Chemotherapy regimens that include the drug docetaxel extend median survival by two to three months in patients with advanced prostate cancer that is no longer responsive to hormone therapy.
Chemotherapy as a treatment for prostate cancer
Chemotherapy is the use of anti-cancer (cytotoxic) drugs to destroy cancer cells. Although it is often used to treat some types of cancer, it has been less commonly used to treat cancer of the prostate.