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When you or a loved one is diagnosed with prostate cancer, you will have many questions. We have assembled lists of resources, including prostate cancer informational guides, to help with these and other questions.

10/03/2016

Questions to Ask your Doctor: Advanced Stage

If you have been diagnosed with advanced stage prostate cancer (cancer that has metastasized beyond the prostate), your cancer may not be curable at this time, but treatments may slow the progression of the disease. A goal of oncology is for patients to "be there for the cure." You want to. Read More

10/03/2016

Questions to Ask your Doctor: Early Stage Prostate Cancer

If you have been diagnosed with early stage prostate cancer (cancer is only found in the prostate and has not spread to other organs or lymph nodes), there are a variety of treatment options to consider, and information to take into account before making any decisions. You want to be. Read More

09/02/2016

Questions to Ask your Doctor: While on Active Surveillance

The usage of Active Surveillance or "watchful waiting" has been increasing in frequency over the past few years as an alternative to treatment. Men with a low grade Gleason score (6 or under), low PSA and stage, and a small volume (small amount of cancer found during biopsy), may opt. Read More

09/02/2016

Questions to Ask Your Doctor: If Your PSA is Rising During Hormone Therapy

In some men, PSA levels will rise during hormone therapy.  If this happens to you, this may be a sign that your cancer has become resistant to this form of treatment. Recurrent prostate cancer is a major area of research, and new treatments are being developed all the time.  Now is. Read More

09/02/2016

Questions to Ask Your Doctor: If Your PSA is Rising After Initial Treatment

Despite treating advanced or recurrent prostate cancer with hormone therapy, it is common for a man's PSA to eventually start rising again after many years, and will require more aggressive treatment.  This might include additional hormonal therapies, chemotherapy or treatment with new drugs now available for cancers not successfully treated. Read More

09/02/2016

Questions to ask your Doctor: If you’re Considering Undergoing Radiation Therapy

Radiation involves the killing of cancer cells and surrounding tissues with directed radioactive exposure.  Some forms of radiation therapy can also be used in men with advanced, or recurrent, prostate cancer.  Here are some questions to ask your doctor if you are considering radiation therapy. What radiation technique will be. Read More

08/09/2016

Follow Up Care

After surgery or radiation for localized prostate cancer, your PSA will likely fall. After surgery, your PSA should be undetectable (<0.1 ng/dl) after about 30 days and should remain at this level. A rising PSA can be a sign of early recurrence, and given that radiation is more effective if. Read More

08/09/2016

Questions to Ask

Below is a list of questions to ask your doctor when you’re diagnosed with early-stage disease. What is my risk of recurrence after surgery or radiation based on my Gleason score, PSA, rate of PSA rise, and stage? What is my risk of progression over time without therapy? Do I. Read More

08/09/2016

Issues to Consider

Read a list of 15 things to consider if you've been diagnosed with prostate cancer — from PSA and Gleason scores to treatment decisions and lifestyle recommendations for prostate health. Read More