So you have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, and it’s up to you and your physician to decide how to treat and manage it. Take control; today is the day to talk to your doctor about your prostate cancer treatment options.
Your physician or healthcare team takes many factors into consideration when recommending your individualized plan for advanced prostate cancer. These can include your age, additional health risks, extent and stage of your cancer and the potential side effects of various treatments. As research is evolving, there are constantly new treatments available for patients. Be sure to ask your doctor about your options.
Learn as much as possible about the treatment options available and, in conjunction with your healthcare team, make a decision about what is best for you. Consider – and talk to your doctor, nurse, and loved ones about – what you want to be able to do while on treatment.