Questions About Cancer? 1-800-4-CANCER

What You Need To Know About™

Prostate Cancer

  • Posted: 09/26/2012

About This Booklet

This National Cancer Institute (NCI) booklet is for you—a man who has just been diagnosed with prostate cancer. In 2013, about 239,000 American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer.

This booklet tells about medical care for men with prostate cancer. Learning about medical care for prostate cancer can help you take an active part in making choices about your care.

You can read this booklet from front to back. Or, you can read only the sections you need right now.

This booklet has lists of questions that you may want to ask your doctor. Many people find it helpful to take a list of questions to a doctor visit. To help remember what your doctor says, you can take notes. You may also want to have a family member or friend go with you when you talk with the doctor—to take notes, ask questions, or just listen.