Have you recently been diagnosed with prostate cancer?
Are you trying to decide between treatment options?
Are you overwhelmed by all the information you are receiving?
The link below will take you to an interactive, step-by-step process. It will tell you just what information to gather and how to understand it. Hawaii Prostate Cancer Coalition recommends that you follow this process or something similar to it in deciding your next steps. Yes, there is a lot here and it may seem overwhelming. But, that is because diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer is complicated. And, it illustrates how important it is to learn all about your situation as you make a treatment decision.
The new document below systematically provides all the information that is necessary to stage prostate cancer properly and to consider all the treatment options available for each stage. It is written in plain language for the consumer. This is essential reading for anyone in the early stages of diagnosis and considering treatment options as well as for those with recurrent or advanced disease.
Here is an interactive, online Quiz to stage your prostate cancer. Use this along with the Prostate Staging Guide.
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network is a not-for-profit alliance of 21 of the world's leader cancer centers. The following link provides their guidelines for prostate cancer patients. This document explains the basics of prostate cancer, how doctors stage it, treatment options, and how to make treatment decisions.
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