Talking to Your Doctor About Prostate Cancer
Michael Jubinville, MPH
You have a unique medical history. Therefore, it is essential to talk with your doctor about your personal risk factors or experience with prostate cancer. By talking openly and regularly with your doctor, you can take an active role in your care.
General Tips for Gathering Information
Here are some tips that will help you to talk to your doctor:
Specific Questions to Ask Your Doctor
About Your Risk of Developing Prostate Cancer
About Prostate Cancer
About Treatment Options
About Lifestyle Changes
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What should you ask your health care team about prostate cancer? American Cancer Society website. Available at: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/prostate-cancer/detection-diagnosis-staging/talking-with-doctor.html. Updated March 11, 2016. Accessed October 26, 2018.
Last reviewed September 2018 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Mohei Abouzied, MD, FACP
Last Updated: 10/26/2018
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