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Managing the Fear of Prostate Cancer Recurrence

The completion of prostate cancer treatment can bring both relief and worry. When caught early, initial treatment can lead to cure, and most men will live cancer-free for years, possibly forever. However, despite successful treatment, you may still feel worried, anxious, or fearful that your cancer may come back.

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Facing Prostate Cancer Treatment?

For most men who are diagnosed with prostate cancer, the cancer is found while it is still at an early stage. These men often have several treatment options to consider.

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New Guidelines Address Long-Term Needs of Prostate Cancer Survivors

New American Cancer Society Prostate Cancer Survivorship Care guidelines outline post-treatment clinical follow-up care for the myriad long-term and late effects that an estimated 2.8 million prostate cancer survivors in the United States may face.

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Living Well with Advanced Prostate Cancer

Advanced prostate cancer refers to cancer that has spread beyond the prostate. If you’re facing a diagnosis of advanced prostate cancer, the key to maintaining good quality of life and a positive attitude while fight­ing the disease is making sure you understand the potential side effects of each treatment option you’re consider­ing, as well as how to deal with them.

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Diagnosis: Prostate Cancer

by Mark A. Moyad, MD, MPH

If you’ve been diagnosed with prostate cancer and have ques­tions about treatment-related side effects, you’ve come to the right place. Here, we’ll review common side effects from some of the conventional prostate cancer treatments, as well as what can be done to alleviate them or reduce their impact.

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Managing Incontinence for Men with Cancer

A lot of men have incontinence after treatment for prostate cancer, but it can happen after being treated for other cancers too. If you have this problem, you are not alone. Be sure to talk to your doctor if you are having trouble controlling your urine. There are ways to help.

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Your Guide to Making Prostate Cancer Treatment Decisions

by Steven Lamm, MD, Herbert Lepor, MD, and Dan Sperling, MD

Ultimately, you are responsible for your own healthcare. Your doctor is, of course, an important part of figuring out health problems and helping you treat them, but when it comes to decision making and fol­lowing through on treatment and care, the buck stops with you.

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Life after Prostate Cancer Treatment

by Steven Lamm, MD, Herbert Lepor, MD, and Dan Sperling, MD

The transition from prostate can­cer patient to prostate cancer survivor can be difficult for some men. Even if all detected cancer was removed or eradicated through treatment, there is always the fear that it may return or spread. It’s natural to experience some level of anxiety around this, and it’s not unfounded. Statisti­cally, biochemical recurrence, a rise in PSA levels that may indicate the presence of active prostate cancer, is not uncommon. This is why regular follow-up with your doctor after treat­ment is complete is so important.

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