Treatment Choices for Men With Early-Stage Prostate Cancer

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Treatment Choices for Men With Early-Stage Prostate Cancer Cover Sheet

This booklet is for men with early-stage prostate cancer who are facing a decision between active surveillance or treatment with surgery or radiation. While it is good to have choices, the decision can be hard to make. This booklet can help you learn the facts and help you think about what is important to you.

This booklet:

  • Covers information about the prostate and basics about early-stage prostate cancer  
  • Covers facts about active surveillance, surgery, and radiation therapy
  • Helps you compare your choices

This booklet has information that can help you talk with your doctor and discuss your decision with loved ones and other men who have been in your shoes. Learning the facts and talking with others can help you make a choice you feel good about.

The information in this booklet was last updated in January 2011.

Treatment Choices for Men With Early-Stage Prostate Cancer Cover Sheet