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After prostate cancer diagnosis – There’s much to consider

Creating an action plan is important after your loved one’s prostate cancer diagnosis, but it may be hard to focus or think clearly. This page provides links to helpful articles to help you get started (also see our site map). Learn all you can Prostate Cancer 101 explains disease basics in simple terms that are easy to …

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Prostate cancer information – How to organize it all

After your loved one’s diagnosis, it is important to research and gather information about prostate cancer, which you should study before visiting the doctor.  It will help you determine what questions to ask. It is also helpful to keep a record of test results, important dates, medical articles, and other educational materials. Buy an expanding file or …

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Searching the Internet – For prostate cancer information

When searching the Internet, you will find many web sites that provide excellent, unbiased information about prostate cancer. Unfortunately, there are just as many web sites that do not. Sometimes information presented on a web site is factual, but you might not get the whole story. As you search a web site, ask yourself if …

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Telling others about prostate cancer – Pros and cons

In the early weeks after a prostate cancer diagnosis, you may find yourself telling everyone you know that your loved one has prostate cancer. There is nothing wrong with that.  But it’s important to understand that not everyone may know how to react.  Some people have a natural gift for saying the right thing. Others …

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Prostate cancer and emotions – What men may feel

Men experience a myriad of different emotions with prostate cancer.  For example, your man may: Be afraid of dying Fear that his treatment choice will affect his ability to have sex Be concerned about incontinence Worry about you   He is probably asking many of the same questions that you are about your future.  You may also …

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Gathering information about prostate cancer – Exhausting but necessary

The more information you gather to learn about prostate cancer, the more you and your loved one can make informed decisions about prostate cancer treatment options. The downside is that the more you read, the more overwhelmed you may feel.  Take breaks whenever you need to.  Try not to get too hung up on statistics.  And …

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