Receiving a diagnosis of prostate cancer can be frightening and confusing. Understanding the details of your specific cancer and how they relate to your prognosis and treatment planning is an important first step toward shared decision-making between you and your physicians. In these CURE Connections programs you will learn the meaning of the PSA test, prostate cancer staging and grading, and how these factors are used to determine which treatment approach is right for you. Management of prostate cancer related symptoms, available treatments, and how to deal with side effects are also discussed. In addition, you will hear from patients and caregivers about their personal experiences with prostate cancer.
A good nurse can make a huge difference for a patient struggling to deal with an illness, not only in comfort, or pain relief, or even in teaching how to manage symptoms or side effects – but in hope and confidence.
The Prostate Cancer Foundation announced the newly revised 2019 Prostate Cancer Patient Guide, a comprehensive resource for diagnosis, treatment, side effects, survivorship, and risk factors for patients and families with a history of prostate cancer.