What You Need to Know About Prostate Cancer
Article date: September 1, 2010
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men in the United States, other than skin cancer. Follow the links below to learn about testing to find prostate cancer early, treating the disease if you’ve already been diagnosed, and getting support on your cancer journey.
The Pros and Cons of Prostate Cancer Screening
Finding and treating prostate cancer early may seem like a simple decision, but the issue is actually very complicated. Learn more about why the American Cancer Society recommends you give the issue serious thought before deciding to be tested. This decision aid and informational brochure can help you consider all the angles.
Making Decisions About Prostate Cancer Treatment
Men often have several treatment options for prostate cancer, and choosing one can be a daunting task. You’ll need to consider not only the specifics of your diagnosis and overall health, but also your own feelings about the potential side effects of treatment. Here you’ll find an in-depth discussion of the various treatment options for prostate cancer, as well as a printable list of questions to ask your doctor and a treatment decision tool.
Finding Support When You Have Prostate Cancer
There are more than 2 million men in the US who today who count themselves as prostate cancer survivors. Connect with some of them through our Cancer Survivors Network and Man to Man, the American Cancer Society’s support group for prostate cancer survivors. Or read the inspiring stories of other men who have made it through this disease.