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Prostate Cancer Screening: Questions for the Doctor

These questions can help you start a conversation with your doctor about getting screened for prostate cancer.

Review Date: December 17, 2014

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Helpline - Prostate Cancer Research Institute

If you have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, call 800-641-PCRI or 310-743-2110 to speak with a Prostate Cancer Research Institute specialist who can you understand your diagnosis and treatment options.

Review Date: July 14, 2014

Prostate Cancer Research Institute

Treatment Choices for Men With Early-Stage Prostate Cancer

Treatment for prostate cancer often begins a few weeks to months after diagnosis. Use this booklet to help you talk over treatment choices with your doctor before deciding which treatment is best for you. .

Review Date: March 22, 2013

NIH National Cancer Institute

Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. Ask your doctor about the potential benefits and harms of prostate cancer screening tests.

Review Date: March 22, 2013

Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Basic Information About Prostate Cancer

Learn about the risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. This document contains a simple diagram of the prostate, which is part of the male reproductive system.

Review Date: September 19, 2012

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Can Prostate Cancer Be Prevented?

The exact cause of prostate cancer is not known, so at this time it is not possible to prevent most cases of the disease. Many risk factors such as age, race, and family history cannot be controlled. But based on what we do know, some cases might be prevented.

Review Date: February 18, 2013

American Cancer Society

Cancer Treatment Decision Tools

Make an informed decision about your cancer treatment. Use this tool for a detailed analysis of your specific condition, statistical breakdown of treatment types, and pinpoint the exact topics you should discuss with your doctor.

Review Date: February 11, 2013

American Cancer Society

CDC: Prostate Cancer

Did you know prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among men in the United States, after lung cancer? Find out if you should be screened.

Review Date: February 28, 2012

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Find a Prostate Cancer Support Group Chapter Near You

Us Too has over 320 support group chapters worldwide. Chapters are listed alphabetically by state and city.

Review Date: April 22, 2011

Us Too International, Inc.

Hot Sheets - Prostate Cancer Education and Support

These monthly newsletters highlight the latest in treatment strategies as well as emerging treatments for prostate cancer.

Review Date: April 22, 2011

Us Too International, Inc.

Prostate Cancer Foundation: Financial Resources

Here is a list of resources for patients and their families to help with the cost of treatments, medical supplies and legal issues.

Review Date: December 20, 2012

Prostate Cancer Foundation

Prostate Cancer Prevention (PDQ®)

This document offers general information about prostate cancer, risk factors, and what you can do to help prevent prostate cancer.

Review Date: March 27, 2013

NIH National Cancer Institute

Prostate Cancer Screening

Find out about the tests that are commonly used to screen for prostate cancer as well as the potential benefits of prostate cancer screening.

Review Date: January 31, 2012

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Prostate Cancer Screening (PDQ®)

What is screening? Screening is looking for cancer before a person has any symptoms. This can help find cancer at an early stage. When abnormal tissue or cancer is found early, it may be easier to treat. By the time symptoms appear, cancer may have begun to spread.

Review Date: January 31, 2012

NIH National Cancer Institute

Prostate Cancer Support Online Community

The Us Too Prostate Cancer Support Community connects patients, families, friends and caregivers to enhance the quality of life for all those affected by prostate cancer.

Review Date: April 22, 2011

Us Too International, Inc.

Questions and Answers About the Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) Test

A fact sheet that defines the PSA and screening tests for prostate cancer, and describes the benefits and limitations of the test.

Review Date: March 01, 2013

NIH National Cancer Institute

Risk Factors for Prostate Cancer

Changes in your lifestyle, especially diet and exercise, can make a difference when it comes to prostate cancer prevention. Learn how you can be proactive in preventing the disease.

Review Date: December 17, 2014

ZERO - The End of Prostate Cancer

Understanding Prostate Cancer: For Families and Caregivers

Caring for men with prostate cancer is a challenging experience, especially for significant others, who may have to adjust to new lifestyles with their partners.

Review Date: March 22, 2013

Prostate Cancer Foundation

Vitamin E

There is some evidence suggesting a protective effect of vitamin E against prostate, bladder, and colorectal cancer, but more research is needed. Most clinical studies show that vitamin E supplements do not have any overall health benefit or any beneficial effect on heart disease or cancer in general.

Review Date: February 01, 2013

American Cancer Society

What You Need To Know About™ Prostate Cancer

This guide on prostate cancer discusses possible causes, screening, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. Get tips for nutrition and how to cope with the disease.

Review Date: February 09, 2011

NIH National Cancer Institute

Your Disease Risk: Prostate Cancer

To estimate your risk of prostate cancer and learn about ways to lower that risk, take a few minutes to answer some questions about your health, background, and lifestyle.

Review Date: October 31, 2014

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