17 Nov #prostate gland the SIX steps you might have to take if you are 50 or in the high risk group.
It is essential that you know what condition your prostate gland is in so talk to your doctor and monitor your PSA level with a simple blood test.
Should action be required remember that aggressive treatment may not always be the best option.
Don’t feel pressurised into making a hasty decision, remember prostate cancer is a slow growing disease in most cases.
After your first diagnosis go and get at least TWO more medical opinions, your doctor or your local prostate cancer support group will be able to help you find the right people to go to.
Choose the consultant/doctor you can respect and trust the most. Once again your local support group will have members whose experience will be invaluable to you.
If treatment is necessary choose which type suits you best by taking into consideration side effects (temporary/permanent) and how it will impact on your quality of life .
AND then move FORWARD with your life.
YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to discuss any aspects of prostate cancer and I will do my very best to help you.