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What You Need To Know About™ Prostate Cancer

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

This booklet covers:

  • The anatomy of the prostate and basics about prostate cancer
  • Treatments for prostate cancer, including taking part in cancer treatment research studies
  • Follow-up care you’ll need once treatment is over

This booklet has lists of questions that may help you talk with your doctor. Many people find it helpful to take a list of questions to a doctor visit.

The information in this booklet was last updated in June 2012.