Deciding on your treatment options can be one the most important decisions you make in dealing with prostate cancer. Although you may feel the pressure to rush into treatment, remember that this is ultimately your decision and that you need to feel fully confident in making it. Research can help you make the best decision for you.
Before you decide on a treatment, ask yourself:
- Do I need treatment?
- Many men have slow-growing cancers that do not need immediate treatment or even at all.
- Have I found a second opinion?
- Getting a different point of view from a different specialty can help.
- What are my priorities?
- Saving money, reducing side effects, or preventing recurrence?
Many treatment options are available, and thanks to public and private research, new options are being discovered every year.
Men with prostate cancer have several options for treatment. Learn about the different types available so you can work with your doctor to make the right choice.
Both the disease and treatment can cause side effects. Understanding the potential side effects of a treatment may influence your choice of treatment.
Exciting research in the fight against prostate cancer is taking place every day through clinical trials. Find out if a trial is right for you.
ZERO360 is a free service to help patients make treatment decisions, access financial resources to cover treatment and other needs, and find emotional support. Find out more here.