Treatment Choices for Men With Early-Stage Prostate Cancer


Treatment Choices for Men With Early-Stage Prostate Cancer


This tool will help men learn about early-stage prostate cancer, current treatments, and the pros and cons of each treatment.

This tool addresses the following topics:

  • Introduction
    • Things to remember
    • Three men…three different treatment choices
  • Facts about prostate cancer
    • What is the prostate?
  • Thinking about treatment choices
    • Medical tests and terms
    • Types of treatment
      • Surgery
      • Radiation therapy
      • Watchful waiting
  • Comparing your treatment options
    • Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
    • Types of doctors
  • Making a choice about treatment
    • Talking with your medical team
    • Learning as much as you want to know
    • Thinking about your feelings and values
    • Talking with others
    • Asking questions
    • Making a choice
  • Resources


National Cancer Institute

Funding Sources:

National Cancer Institute; National Institutes of Health


Release Date: 2000
Review Date: 2005
Recent Summary: July 2006
Original Summary: November 2005
Last Updated: 04/11/08

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