Prostate Cancer Step by Step

Organize Your Fight Against Prostate Cancer

This Prostate Cancer Step by Step Guide provides a roadmap for dealing with prostate cancer disease. Prostate cancer is a slow growing cancer. If you have just been diagnosed, it is extremely unusual that there is any need to rush to a decision. Most cancers have been sitting quietly in your prostate and growing for 10 to 15 years, with the most aggressive ones developing over 10 or so years.  So take the time to learn about the prostate, the disease and the different choices for treatment.

Once suspected or diagnosed, unless in advanced stages, men typically have time to gather information, and make an informed decision about how to proceed. Many men take 3-6 months to decide on their treatment. So take the time you need to make a thoughtful decision about how to deal with this unwanted disease.

Some men decide to pursue a course of treatment know as “watchful waiting” or “active surveillance”, where, while under the guidance of their doctor, will postpone treatment and the unwanted side effects that sometimes accompany treatment. Following is a prostate cancer step by step outline. This guide is intended to provide a roadmap through the steps required to deal with prostate cancer. It will also guide you through our website, where you can build your knowledge about the prostate, prostate cancer, diagnosis and treatment.

This Prostate Cancer Step by Step Guide provides a roadmap for dealing with prostate cancer disease. Prostate cancer is a slow growing cancer. If you have just been diagnosed, it is extremely unusual that there is any need to rush to a decision. Most cancers have been sitting quietly in your prostate and growing for 10 to 15 years, with the most aggressive ones developing over 10 or so years.  So take the time to learn about the prostate, the disease and the different choices for treatment.

Once suspected or diagnosed, unless in advanced stages, men typically have time to gather information, and make an informed decision about how to proceed. Many men take 3-6 months to decide on their treatment. So take the time you need to make a thoughtful decision about how to deal with this unwanted disease.

Some men decide to pursue a course of treatment know as “watchful waiting” or “active surveillance”, where, while under the guidance of their doctor, will postpone treatment and the unwanted side effects that sometimes accompany treatment. Following is a prostate cancer step by step outline. This guide is intended to provide a roadmap through the steps required to deal with prostate cancer. It will also guide you through our website, where you can build your knowledge about the prostate, prostate cancer, diagnosis and treatment.

Step One

Prostate Cancer

Learn about prostate cancer risk factors, symptoms, the impact on the prostate, and the prostate’s function.

Step Two

Get Tested

If Appropriate, Get Tested. For men over age 40 or 45, request a simple screen test for prostate cancer.

Step Three

Keep Records

If diagnosed with prostate cancer take notes for Doctors Visits.   View or print our Patient Form.

Step Four

Prostate Cancer Risk Groups

Your test results, PSA, Gleason Score and Stage will determine your Prostate Cancer Risk Group.  There are three Risk Groups, Low, Intermediate or High.

Step Five

Prostate Cancer Treatments

The top Prostate Cancer Treatments include Active Surveillance, Surgery and Radiation.  Learn about the different treatments of prostate cancer.

Step Six

Compare Treatment Outcomes

Of over 100,000 patients treated, which Prostate Cancer Treatments had the best outcomes, leaving the patients Prostate Cancer Free?

Step Seven

Prostate Cancer Side Effects

Personal preferences, age and other health factors play an important role when looking at Side Effects such as incontinence and impotence.

Step Eight

Treatment Decision

Plan to consult with surgical, radiation and oncological experts.  Let each describe the pros and cons of their recommendation. Then make your treatment decision.

Step Nine

Diet and Exercise

Lifestyle can have a huge impact on a persons life.  Consider reducing stress, regular exercise and a heart healthy diet.

Step Ten

Stay Informed and Positive

Reduce the stress in your life, watch your diet and exercise regularly.  Keep aware of advancements in the fight against prostate cancer. Receive emails on the latest updates, news and information for the treatment of prostate cancer by subscribing to the Prostate Cancer Free website below.

Advice for Men Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer

Edward Weber, M.D. offers advice For Patients of Prostate Cancer. It is important to be informed, but you do not need to do this alone. That is what the specialists are there for. This is the time for deliberation, since once treated you cannot reverse the course. Watch this video to learn more.

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