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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

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

Not Your Father’s Prostate Cancer

What do recent medical advances mean for men and their families today, and how is this different from the experience of their fathers and grandfathers before them? And what does the future hold? Read More

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

Questions to Ask Your Doctor: When You’ve Been Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer

If you've been diagnosed with prostate cancer, you probably have a lot of questions. View a comprehensive list of things to ask your doctor — organized by stage and treatment type. Read More

09/02/2016

Questions to Ask Your Doctor: PSA Screening and Biopsy

Depending on your age and family history, your doctor might suggest a PSA or prostate specific antigen test. This is a simple blood test that is used to screen for prostate cancer. Based on those results, your doctor may want to run further tests. About PSA Screening If I have a family. Read More

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

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

Questions to Ask your Doctor: If You’re Considering Undergoing Prostate Cancer Surgery

A surgical approach to treating prostate cancer entails removing all of the prostate. Typically, men with early-stage disease or cancer that’s confined to the prostate will undergo radical prostatectomy- removal of the entire prostate gland, plus some surrounding tissue.  Other surgical procedures may be performed on men with advanced or recurrent. Read More