Monitoring prostate cancer

Monitoring locally-advanced prostate cancer may include watchful waiting.

  • Watchful waiting

    Watchful waiting is usually offered to older men who have a slow-growing prostate cancer that's unlikely to affect their natural life span.

Back to Treating locally-advanced prostate cancer

Making treatment decisions

Your doctors may tell you there are different options for your treatment. It can be difficult to make a decision, but information and support will help.


Radiotherapy is the use of high-energy rays, usually x-rays and similar rays (such as electrons) to treat cancer.


Surgery is an important treatment for many cancers.

Clinical trials

Many people are offered a trial as part of treatment. Find out more to help you decide if a trial is right for you.

After treatment

After treatment for prostate cancer you will continue to have regular check-ups.