NCCN Guidelines for Patients
: Prostate Cancer
Part 8: Making treatment decisions
8.1 It’s your choice
Describes ways to take part in choosing
8.2 Seeking information
Suggests key questions to ask your doctors.
8.3 Weighing your options
Lists ways to think through the options.
Lists webpages that may help with treatment
Having cancer is very stressful. While absorbing the
fact that you have cancer, you have to learn about
tests and treatments. In addition, the time you have to
accept a treatment plan feels short. Parts 1 through
7 described the cancer and the test and treatment
options recommended by NCCN experts. These options
are based on science and agreement among NCCN
experts. Part 8 aims to help you make decisions that
are in line with your beliefs, wishes, and values.