Prostate Cancer

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is cancer?
  2. What is prostate cancer?
  3. How common is prostate cancer among men in the United States?
  4. What is metastatic prostate cancer?
  5. Can a man survive prostate cancer?
  6. What causes prostate cancer?
  7. What is the most important risk factor for prostate cancer?
  8. Are there other major risk factors for prostate cancer besides age?
  9. Are conditions like an enlarged prostate or obesity risk factors for prostate cancer?
  10. What are the symptoms of prostate cancer?
  11. Are there other conditions that have symptoms like prostate cancer?
  12. What tests are available for men who have prostate problems?
  13. If initial tests show that prostate cancer might be present, what happens next?
  14. If prostate cancer is found, how do doctors describe how far the cancer has spread?
  15. If I do need to seek treatment for prostate cancer, what are some of my options?
  16. What are some of the side effects of these treatments?
  17. What is "watchful waiting" and why would I choose it as a treatment?
  18. What types of surgery are available for men with prostate cancer?
  19. How is radiation used to treat prostate cancer?
  20. How is hormonal therapy used to treat prostate cancer?
  21. What kinds of follow-up treatment could I have?
  22. What kinds of treatments for prostate cancer are being developed?
  23. Are there genes that put me at greater risk of getting prostate cancer?
  24. Are there other options for someone with prostate cancer?
  25. What role do diet and dietary supplements play in prostate cancer?
  26. Who can provide emotional support for someone dealing with prostate cancer?

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