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NCCN Guidelines for Patients

®

Prostate Cancer, Version 1.2016

Contents

Prostate Cancer

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How to use this book

5 Part 1

Prostate cancer basics

Explains how prostate cancer starts and

how it spreads.

11 Part 2

Cancer staging

Describes how doctors rate the growth of

prostate cancer.

21 Part 3

Treatment planning

Describes how doctors plan your

treatment.

29 Part 4

Overview of cancer

treatments

Describes the treatments used to cure or

control prostate cancer.

45 Part 5

Treatment guide:

Initial treatment

Presents the options when treating

prostate cancer for the first time.

65 Part 6

Treatment guide: Monitoring

Presents tests that check treatment results

and options if local treatment fails.

75 Part 7

Treatment guide:

Systemic treatment

Presents options that control the growth of

advanced cancer.

89 Part 8

Making treatment decisions

Offers tips for choosing the best treatment.

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Glossary

100

Dictionary

103

Acronyms

106

NCCN Panel Members

107

NCCN Member Institutions

108

Index