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A mix of treatments may extend life for men with aggressive prostate cancer

By: Charlie Schmidt, Editor, Harvard Medical School Annual Report on Prostate Disease For men diagnosed with aggressive cancer thatís confined to the prostate and nearby tissues, the overarching goal of treatment is to keep the disease from spreading (or metastasizing) in the body. Doctors can treat these men with localized therapies, such as surgery and different types of radiation that target the prostate directly. And they can also give systemic treatments that kill…

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