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NCCN Guidelines for Patients


Prostate Cancer, Version 1.2016


Making treatment decisions

Questions to ask your doctor

What does each option require of me?

Many men consider how each option will practically affect their lives. This information may be

important because you have family, jobs, and other duties to take care of. You also may be concerned

about getting the help you need. If you have more than one option, choosing the option that is the

least taxing may be important to you:

1. Will I have to go to the hospital or elsewhere? How often? How long is each visit?

2. How do I prepare for treatment?

3. Should I bring someone with me when I get treated?

4. Will the treatment hurt?

5. How much will the treatment cost me? What does my insurance cover?

6. Is home care after treatment needed? If yes, what type?

7. How soon will I be able to manage my own health?

8. When will I be able to return to my normal activities?