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Common Questions on Prostate Cancer

Source: Cancer Resource Room

What is the prostate gland and how does it work?
The Prostate – Prostate Cancer Foundation
The Prostate - CancerBACUP

What are the different tests for prostate cancer?
Medical Tests for Prostate Problems – National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse

I am confused about the PSA test. Do I need this test or not?
Prostate Cancer Screening - CDC
Questions and Answers About the Prostate Specific Antigen Test (PSA) - NCI
Understanding Prostate Cancer Screening – American College of Preventive Medicine

Where is the first place I should look for treatment information?
Prostate Cancer: Treatment – NCI/PDQ®

Can you tell me about surgery for prostate cancer?
Surgical Management of Prostate Cancer – American Urological Association
Surgery – American Cancer Society

What about cryosurgery?
Cryoablation for Prostate Cancer – American Urological Association

Do you have any information about radiation for prostate cancer?
Brachytherapy: implanting radioactive “seeds” – Prostate Cancer Institute
Radiation Therapy – American Cancer Society

Do I have to get some kind of treatment? Can’t I just watch and wait?
Watchful Waiting - American Cancer Society
Active Monitoring – Cancer Research UK

I have heard about using hormones to treat prostate cancer. What can you tell me about this?
Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer
– American Urological Association
Androgen Suppression (Hormone) Therapy – American Cancer Society

What can I do about incontinence?
Managing Incontinence – American Cancer Society
National Association for Continence - Provides information and support for people who are incontinent.
Urinary Dysfunction - Prostate Cancer Foundation

What sexual side effects will I have? Is there anything I can do?
Your sex life – Cancer Research UK

Are there any other side effects?
Side Effects of Hormone Therapy - Prostate Cancer Foundation

Do you have any information on nutrition and prostate cancer?
Nutrition & Lifestyle – The Prostate Cancer Foundation
Can prostate cancer be prevented – American Cancer Society

Do you have a list of websites, books, and other resources on prostate cancer?
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