A number of factors will determine treatment options available to you including your age and the stage and grade of your cancer. In 2014, NICE recommended three curative treatment options, (radical surgery, brachytherapy and external beam radiotherapy). These seem to offer patients the same chance of cure but individuals may be better suited to one treatment over another. For those patients with advanced cancer, where complete cure is not an option, the treatment and support regime will be designed to keep the disease in check, alleviate symptoms, maintain quality of life and maximise the period over which you can lead a normal and productive life.
New treatments and enhancements of existing treatments are coming on stream on a regular basis. Often these are designed to target the cancer more accurately while minimising damage to healthy tissue, so reducing side effects. Inevitably new developments will continue to take place and it is important that you are made aware of all the options by your consultant.