26 Sep #ProstateCancer :- Are you a man whose #PSA is raised? here are questions to ask your dr/consultant
How many PSA blood tests have I had?
What where the dates of the tests?
What were my PSA levels on each occasion?
Did my DRE reveal any abnormalities?
Will I need a biopsy?
What are the risks and side effects of having a biopsy?
How many biopsy samples will be taken?
What are my Gleason grades and Gleason score?
Will I need an MRI, CT or bone scan?
What is the stage of my cancer?
What do the stages mean?
What treatments are suitable for me?
What are the risks and benefits of each treatment?
What are the side effects of each treatment?
What are the chances of my having any or all the side effects?
What are the chances of successfully controlling the cancer with any of the treatments?
What follow-up treatment will I need?
What is the risk of my prostate cancer coming back?
How will I know if my cancer returns?
Which second line treatments will be available to me?
Are there any clinical trials which I could take part in?
Who can I contact if I or my family have any further questions or concerns?