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Ask the Right Questions at Your Next Doctor's Appointment

Who is the appointment for?

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What is the reason for the appointment?

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Has a doctor diagnosed you or your loved one with prostate cancer?

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Is the appointment with a current or new doctor?

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What are your symptoms? (Optional)

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What medications are you taking (if any) for Prostate Cancer? (Optional)

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Most important questions to ask about Prostate Cancer

Top 10 Questions about Prostate Cancer

  1. What is prostate cancer and what causes it?
  2. How likely is it that my prostate cancer has spread outside my prostate gland?
  3. Is my prostate cancer curable or controllable?
  4. Could another medical condition be causing my symptoms?
  5. What are my treatment options for prostate cancer?
  6. What is watchful waiting and what might happen if I do nothing to treat my prostate cancer ?
  7. What are the risks and benefits of each type of prostate cancer treatment and why are you recommending one over the other for me?
  8. What medications and chemotherapy can treat prostate cancer and how long do they take to start working?
  9. What are the possible risks, benefits, side effects, and interactions of my medication or chemotherapy for prostate cancer?
  10. What can I do to prevent or treat any potential side effects of my prostate cancer medication or chemotherapy?
  1. What is prostate cancer and what causes it?
  2. What is the stage and grade of my prostate cancer (Gleason score) and what does that mean for me?
  3. What is my prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level and what does that mean for me?
  4. How likely is it that my prostate cancer has spread outside my prostate gland?
  5. Is my prostate cancer curable or controllable?
  6. How will prostate cancer affect my daily life and long-term health and what is my prognosis?
  7. What types of healthcare providers, such as a urologist and oncologist, do I need to see and how often do I need to see them?
  8. Will my prostate cancer progress or get worse over time?
  9. How will I know if my prostate cancer is getting worse?
  10. What are the symptoms of prostate cancer?
  11. Could another medical condition be causing my symptoms?
  12. How is prostate cancer diagnosed and what kinds of tests do I need?
  13. Can my primary care doctor diagnose prostate cancer or will I need to see a specialist, such as a urologist or oncologist?
  14. When and how will I learn of my diagnosis?
  15. Does prostate cancer progress or get worse over time?
  16. How does prostate cancer affect your life and long-term health?
  17. What are my treatment options for prostate cancer?
  18. What is watchful waiting and what might happen if I do nothing to treat my prostate cancer ?
  19. When is surgery or radiation indicated to treat prostate cancer and when is chemotherapy or hormone therapy indicated?
  20. What are the risks and benefits of each type of prostate cancer treatment and why are you recommending one over the other for me?
  21. How likely am I to have rectal problems, urinary incontinence, or impotence with the type of treatment you are recommending for my prostate cancer?
  22. Should I consider a clinical trial and if so, where can I find information about trials that are appropriate for me?
  23. What strategies, such as diet, exercise, and stress management can help me keep myself healthy and strong during my treatment for prostate cancer?
  24. How will I know if my treatment plan is working well or if it needs to be changed?
  25. What medications and chemotherapy can treat prostate cancer and how long do they take to start working?
  26. What are the possible risks, benefits, side effects, and interactions of my medication or chemotherapy for prostate cancer?
  27. What can I do to prevent or treat any potential side effects of my prostate cancer medication or chemotherapy?
  28. How and when should I take my medication and what should I do if I miss a dose? How will I receive chemotherapy?
  29. How long will I need to use medication or take chemotherapy for prostate cancer?
  30. Are there any side effects of my prostate cancer medication or chemotherapy that should prompt me to contact you and how do I contact you after hours?