Prostate Cancer Patient Work Sheet
Once diagnosed with prostate cancer, prostate cancer patients can experience a range of treatment options and results. The number of options and outcomes will increase the more advanced the prostate cancer. The probability increases that the cancer is no longer localized, or has spread beyond of the prostate, the more advanced the prostate cancer. When selecting a course of action, consultations are recommended with a urologist, (surgeon), radiation oncologist, (perhaps one skilled in brachytherapy) and medical oncologist. Different treatments have different results and side effects. Take the time to understand the impact each treatment on your prostate cancer. Learn the impact on your quality of life after treatment, especially related to incontinence and impotence. During your consultation with each specialist, ask for their treatment recommendation. What will be the probability of prostate cancer free life after treatment?