A prostate cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming and scary. Your team of doctors are a critical source of information. Finding a doctor that you trust and who will work to understand your needs, values, and goals for treatment is important. 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. Remember, you are not alone.
Visit our Questions for Your Doctor section to use the tools provided to help guide conversations with your healthcare team.
Visit our Choosing Your Healthcare Team section for more information on who might be on your healthcare team and considering a second opinion.