NCCN Guidelines for Patients
: Prostate Cancer
Part 3: Treatment planning
3.1 Life expectancy
Describes how your length of life may affect
testing and treatment options.
3.2 Risk assessment
Describes two tools doctors use to assess
your chances for events that affect testing and
3.3 Imaging tests
Describes tests that make pictures of the insides
of the body.
Lists helpful webpages on information related
to treatment planning.
There are multiple sources of information that doctors
use to plan treatment. The tests and the grading and
staging systems used to assess the extent (growth) of
the cancer were described in Part 2. The side effects
of treatment that are listed in Part 4 and your personal
preferences are other sources. Here, in Part 3, three
more sources of information that doctors use are