Initial reactions of shock and surprise are quite common after prostate cancer diagnosis. Other common reactions include anxiety, confusion, anger, and depression. By the time you meet your doctor to discuss treatments, you may be quite confused with the array of treatment choices set before you. Here at our prostate health center, we offer information on the different prostate cancer treatments, including the advantages, drawbacks, and which of these treatments suit your condition’s current stage and grade.
Many men decide on the treatment of their choice after discussing it with their doctor, partner, and/or family members. The following strategies could help and/or your partner make the decision that is best for you.
1. Take your time. There’s no need to hurry when making the decision unless your doctor provides you with a specific time frame.
2. Seek credible information. There’s a vast amount of information online and printed materials but not all of them are accurate. We encourage you to closely examine the sources of your information.
3. Do not hesitate to ask questions. You might want to list them down before your visit to the doctor. Consider asking your doctor if it’s possible to tape his or her answers during consultation.
4. Take a support person with your during consultations. Two sets of ears are certainly better than one.
5. Ask your doctor which aspects of your diagnosis and pre-existing health problems need to be carefully thought of and considered. Being clear on these aspects will help you figure out which treatment would suit you best.
MRI-Guided Prostate Laser Ablation in Florida
Dr. Dan Sperling is a premier authority and pioneer in the use of MRI-Guided prostate imaging. His groundbreaking work at The Sperling Prostate Center represents a new paradigm in both the detection and treatment of prostate cancer. MRI-Guided prostate Laser Ablation is a minimally invasive procedure that can virtually eliminate many of the risks associated with traditional forms of prostate treatment, such as impotence (erectile dysfunction) and incontinence (loss of bladder control).
Call us now at 877-605-2737 or fill out this contact form to request a consultation. We look forward to helping you improve your prostate health!