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Prostate Cancer; three important steps for the newly diagnosed.

This straightforward advice for those newly diagnosed with prostate cancer was found at http://malecare.org/. Malecare is an exceptional source of men’s cancer survivor support, information and advocacy.

The following is from the malecare.org website;

If you are reading this, you are not dead. Millions of men are diagnosed with  cancer…  there is a lot you can learn from Malecare. Even diagnosed with prostate cancer, chances are good that your cancer won’t kill before something else does.

For Newly Diagnosed Guys:

First

Make no decisions until you are comfortably informed about your situation. … read at least some of the patient and doctor written articles about cancer symptoms, treatment and causes.Prostate cancer tends to be progress slowly. There is usually no need for urgency. But some men do die from cancer. It is vital to take time to understand what you can do to save your life.

Second

Second: Ask questions about your cancer diagnosis and cancer treatment. Answers about cancer won’t find you, you have to ask. Please don’t assume that your doctor will tell you everything that you need to know. There are lists of questions for you to ask about cancer in this website.Prostate Cancer treatment may extend your life, but might also cause collateral damage or side effects, such as incontinence or impotence. Even the best treatment choice may have consequences you probably won’t like.

Third

Third: Speak with other guys at a prostate cancer support group. Hear our stories. Put your natural fears into a better perspective. Cancer treatments, symptoms, diagnosis, and causes can be confusing…we are here to help.Think about speaking with a urologist, a radiation oncologist and a medical oncologist before making any decision about treatment, to get a balanced picture of the benefits and drawbacks of all the cancer treatment options available to you.

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