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Doctor explains prostate cancer treatment options to a patient

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:

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.