NCCN Quick Guide™ | Prostate Cancer

1 of 2 NCCN QUICK GUIDE tm Prostate Cancer, 2018 This NCCNQUICK GUIDE tm sheet summarizes key points from the complete NCCN Guidelines for Patients ® : Prostate Cancer . The se guidelines explain which tests and treatments are recommended by experts in cancer. To view and download the guidelines, visit NCC N.or g/patients or, to order printed copies, visit Is there any good news about prostate cancer? Most men with prostate cancer will not die from it. Prostate cancer may become life- threatening only if it has spread outside your prostate. What’s more, you’ll likely have treatment options and be able to choose which treatments are best for you. 10 How can I know if the cancer has or will spread? ■ By tests that detected and confirmed the cancer 12 ■ By your doctors’ ratings of the extent of the cancer 20 ■ By other tests and tools used to assess if the cancer will become life-threatening 24 How do I start deciding on treatment? Risk groups can be a starting point to learn which options will likely have the best results. 26 What are the options for the risk groups? Very low risk NCCN experts are concerned about the overtreatment of these cancers. Observation may be recommended if you’re expected to live less than 10 years . For everybody else, active surveillance is an option. If you’ll likely live 20 or more years, other options are radiation therapy and surgery. 49 Low risk Observation is an option if you’re expected to live less than 10 years . Otherwise, options are active surveillance, radiation therapy, and surgery. 51 Favorable intermediate risk Observation and radiation therapy are an option if you’re expected to live less than 10 years. Otherwise, radiation therapy and surgical treatment are options. Active surveillance may be considered in certain cases. 54 NCCN Guidelines for Patients ® Page Number Ü NCCN GUIDELINES FOR PATIENTS ® NCCN QUICK GUIDE tm Prostate Cancer 2018