Cancer is a disease, many forms of which are not curable but some of the cancers are treated by multiple cycles of therapy with specialised medicines. Only a qualified doctor can prescribe those medicines and there are many considerations and combinations in which these medicines are given to the patient. The doses and frequency is determined by the doctor as per the experience gathered in this area by himself or other doctors in other places. The treatment of cancer is still under great research and newer medicines and newer combinations are being experimented by the doctors. Sometimes, they would give medicines as well as radiation therapy to kill the cancerous cells by it. There are many trial and errors also in this treatment as this is still an evolving area.
Some of the common medicines used in the treatment of prostate cancer are Prednisone, Abiraterone acetate, Cabazitaxel, Docetaxel, Enzalutamide, Leuprolide acetate, Nilutamide, Mitoxantrone hydrochloride etc and many more like them. Depending upon the advancement and type of the prostate cancer the doctor would decide which medicine or which combination in which dose is to be given to the patient. The list of medicines mentioned here is only indicative and there are many others which are being added to this list as more and more research is being carried out. These medicines have their own side effects and no one other than a qualified doctor is authorised to suggest or prescribe them to the patients.
Another thing in the cancer treatment which is to be understood is that depending upon the stage of the cancer these medicines show their result. The medicines mentioned above are not only meant for prostate cancer only but are used for may other types of cancers and ailments also.
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