Prostate Cancer FAQs
Prostate cancer is one of the more common forms of cancer, affecting more than 3 million men each year. However, it is a complex condition, and you might find that you have quite a few questions after receiving a prostate cancer diagnosis. This is normal and it’s important for you to feel comfortable asking your oncologist any questions you might have.
It’s possible to learn quite a bit about prostate cancer on your own, although you’ll be able to get the most accurate and individualized information by working with an experienced oncologist. Your treatment team can take into account the things that aren’t included in basic information (e.g., the cellular makeup of your tumor and your unique medical history. This can give you the best idea of what to expect. However, the following FAQs can give you a better understanding of your diagnosis, as well as what sort of things you might want to discuss in person with your oncologist:
- Prostate cancer prevention
- Is prostate cancer curable?
- Understanding the Gleason Scoring System for prostate cancer
- What to expect after radiation treatment for prostate cancer
- What's the best diet for prostate cancer?
- Do you see a urologist for prostate cancer?
- How do I manage the side effects of prostate cancer treatment?
- What should I expect from a prostate biopsy?
- 10 questions to ask your prostate cancer specialist
- What does a urologist do for prostate cancer?
- What are the risks of prostate cancer surgery?
- Can testosterone replacement therapy increase the risk of prostate cancer?
- What PSA level indicates prostate cancer?
- What are the side effects of chemotherapy for prostate cancer?
- Is radiation therapy better than surgery for prostate cancer?
- What is the most effective treatment for prostate cancer?
- What are the five warning signs of prostate cancer?
- How is prostate cancer screening done?
Medically reviewed by Monica Chatwal, MD.
At Moffitt Cancer Center, we have several experienced oncologists who specialize in diagnosing and treating prostate cancer. We welcome patients with all types and stages of prostate cancer and no referral is required to make an appointment. To request a visit, call 1-888-663-3488 or submit a new patient registration form online.