[Palliative and supportive treatment options in patients with advanced prostate cancer]

Urologe A. 2007 Jan;46(1):30-5. doi: 10.1007/s00120-006-1271-8.
[Article in German]


In patients with advanced prostate cancer, quality of life and prevention of complications come to the fore. Besides handling local complications such as obstruction, hematuria and lymphedema, treatment of bone metastases and their complications is of great importance. Analgesic measures, bisphosphonates, radiation therapy, radionuclide therapy and neurosurgical procedures are available. Spinal cord compression with acute motor and sensory deficiency requires immediate neurosurgical and/or radiation therapy. Tumor anemia should be treated appropriately.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Male
  • Pain / etiology*
  • Pain / prevention & control*
  • Palliative Care / methods*
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Practice Patterns, Physicians'
  • Prostatic Neoplasms / complications*
  • Prostatic Neoplasms / therapy*
  • Terminal Care / methods*