What Should I Ask My Doctor?

Recently diagnosed with prostate cancer? Make sure you understand your diagnosis and all of your options. Below is a list of just some of the questions you should be sure to ask your doctor during your next visit.

 
  • What type of prostate cancer do I have?
  • What is my Gleason Score?
  • Can you explain my prostate biopsy report results?
  • Has my prostate cancer spread beyond my prostate?
  • How aggressive is my specific prostate cancer?
  • What are my chances of survival?
  • Do I need immediate treatment?
  • What are all of my treatment options?
  • What are the pros and cons to each type of treatment?
  • Are there any side effects or irreversible consequences to my treatment? 
  • How will my treatment affect my daily activities?
  • What is the recovery process for my suggested treatment?
  • Are there additional tests we can perform to help understand more about my specific prostate cancer and make the right choice about my path of treatment?
  • Is active surveillance a viable choice for me? If so, how will my health be monitored?
  • Is my cancer likely to return once my path of treatment is determined?
  • What kind of follow-up should I expect after treatment?
  • Whom should I contact if I have questions or problems?

 

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