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Questions for Your Doctor

A prostate cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming. Use these questions to guide conversations with your doctor and healthcare team so you can be empowered with the right information.

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If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, it's important to understand more about the disease and your options. Our Questions for Your Doctor series provides a number of questions for you to discuss with your healthcare team.

Here are some additional tips for communicating with your healthcare team:

  • Find a doctor that you trust and who will work to understand your needs, values, and goals for treatment.
  • A shared decision-making approach will help you feel more included and empowered during this process and as you make treatment decisions.
  • Take a family member or friend to your appointments. That person can take notes, remind you to ask questions, and help you understand the answers.
  • Important information can be recorded in our Newly Diagnosed Worksheet.

Resources for when talking to your doctor

Understanding your - or your loved one's - diagnosis, treatment, and potential side effects can help you feel more confident. View, download, or print these questions to ask your doctor.

'Ask the Doctor' series

The 'Ask the Doctor' series is a four-part education series, in partnership with Pfizer Oncology and featuring Dr. Arnold Bullock, Urologist and Professor of Surgery, and Dr. Lannis Hall, Director of Radiation Oncology, both of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. Watch the videos and view, download, or print these materials to guide conversations with your doctor about these prostate cancer topics.