Talking to Your Doctor About Prostate Cancer
Michael Jubinville, MPH
It is important to be an active part of your care. Talk to your care team about concerns you have and let them know what your health goals are. This will help to guide treatment. Ask questions about tests, treatments, or choices of your care team. Let them know if the treatment plan or steps are unclear.
General Tips for Gathering Information
Here are some tips that may help:
Questions to Ask Your Doctor
About Your Risk of Prostate Cancer
About Prostate Cancer
About Treatment Options
About Lifestyle Changes
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What should you ask your health care team about prostate cancer? American Cancer Society website. Available at: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/prostate-cancer/detection-diagnosis-staging/talking-with-doctor.html. Updated March 11, 2016. Accessed December 17, 2019.
Last reviewed September 2019 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Nicole Meregian, PA
Last Updated: 12/1/2020
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