Prostate Cancer Drugs

Treatments can be given to cure cancer or to control or relieve symptoms. You may receive a single treatment or a combination of treatments based on your individual preferences / values and depending on the grade and stage of your cancer (i.e. how far the cancer has spread and how fast it can grow).

This section provides you with information on drugs to treat prostate cancer that are currently approved by Health Canada. As new prostate cancer drugs are approved for use in Canada we will update our information in a timely manner.

Chemotherapy Drugs
Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT)
Drugs to Treat Bone Metastases Radiopharmaceuticals

Last Reviewed: July 2017

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