Kullmann Tamás (1), Kocsis Károly (1), Szepesváry Zsolt (2)
(1) Petz Aladár Megyei Oktató Kórház, Onkoradiológiai Osztály, Győr
(2) Petz Aladár Megyei Oktató Kórház, Urológiai Osztály, Győr
Prostate cancer is a frequent and usually slowly progressing malignancy. Promising opportunities and risks to avoid may occur along its diagnosis and treatment. The chance of early detection is high. The localised disease can be cured by radical prostatectomy and radiotherapy with equal probability. The post-prostatectomy biochemical failure may be controlled by radiotherapy. Even oligometastatic tumours can be cured by harmonised local treatment modalities. The survival of metastatic disease can be prolonged by several years. Effi cacy of traditional androgen deprivation may be enhanced with completion by upfront docetaxel chemotherapy or androgen synthesis blocking agents. However, local and systemic treatments are not harmless. Overtreatment as well as undertreatment has to be avoided upon therapy planning.