This section provides guidance on what to expect following a diagnosis of prostate cancer, the available treatment options, questions you should ask your doctor about prostate cancer and its treatment, and where you can find support.
- Overview & Statistics – No one knows the exact cause of prostate cancer. Doctors can seldom explain why one man develops the disease and another does not. Research has shown that men with certain risk factors are more likely than others to develop prostate cancer. Read more..
- Early Detection – Since the introduction of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing, prostate cancer is being detected and treated earlier, before it can spread to other tissues. The earlier prostate cancer is detected, the more easily it can be treated. Read more..
- Newly Diagnosed – You or your loved one has just been diagnosed with prostate cancer. You may be experiencing a number of feelings: disbelief, fear, anger, anxiety, and depression. The good news is that there are many treatment options and support resources that can help you or your loved one lead a normal, healthy life. Read more..
- Treatment Options – There are many available treatment options for prostate cancer. The type of treatment that you or your loved one receives will be based on the stage of prostate cancer. Read more..
- Post-Treatment Issues – You’ve made it through prostate cancer treatment successfully, and your doctor has pronounced you cancer-free. You are probably feeling an overwhelming sense of relief! The last thing you ever want to think about is that the cancer may come back. Read more..
- Experienced a Relapse – If you or your loved one has just been told by the doctor that prostate cancer has returned or that it is not responding to therapy, you probably have a million questions: Why isn’t the treatment working? What does this mean? What options do I or my loved one have? Read more..
- Advanced Disease – Read more..
- Clinical Trials – Many of the new therapies for prostate cancer are being tested in clinical trials. Read more..
- Emerging Treatments – Researchers are diligently trying to find new types of treatment for hormone-refractory prostate cancer (cancer that no longer responds to hormonal therapy).
- Special News for African American Men – Important Facts Every African American Should Know About Prostate Cancer. Read more..
- Glossary of Terms – This glossary was designed for prostate cancer patients, their families, and support group participants so they can better understand what is being discussed in meetings and when talking with their physician(s). Read more..
- Questions for your prostate cancer physicians – Once you are diagnosed, you will likely be meeting with a number of doctors from different specialties – urology, radiation oncology, medical oncology. They each can provide you with different perspectives as you decide upon your treatment options. These questions can help guide you through your interviews with them. Read more…
- Other physician resources – including referrals for urologists, radiologists, oncologists. Read more…