I Was Recently Diagnosed With Prostate Cancer – Now What?
If you were recently diagnosed with prostate cancer, you likely had a prostate biopsy which delivered a positive/malignant result.
Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in America, affecting about 1 in 7 men. However, although prostate cancer can be serious, most men diagnosed with the disease will not die from it.
Although you were positively diagnosed with prostate cancer, it’s helpful to understand your specific prostate cancer in order to determine the right path of treatment for you. Not all prostate cancer is the same. It is important to determine if the cancer is aggressive and needs active treatment, or if it is not aggressive and can be carefully monitored instead.
Be proactive. Learn more about your specific disease.
Metamark can help.
- ProMark®, an advanced prognostic test developed specifically for prostate cancer, can help predict your individual risk of having an aggressive cancer. This test may be the right choice for you if your Gleason Score was 3+3 or 3+4. Learn more.
- PTEN/ERG – if your prostate biopsy results were Atypical or HGPIN, PTEN/ERG can provide more information to determine the risk of aggressive disease. Better information leads to more informed treatment decisions. Learn more.
Next: Treatment Options
If your prostate biopsy was positive/malignant and your Gleason Score was 4+3 or higher, talk to your doctor about your treatment options.