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  • I have advanced prostate cancer, and I'm concerned I'm having treatment side effects.
  • I have advanced prostate cancer, and this is a follow-up visit.
  • I have advanced prostate cancer, and I'm sick or having problems.

I have advanced prostate cancer, and I'm concerned I'm having treatment side effects.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri, MD on December 06, 2017

  1. Could my symptoms be a side effect of my treatment?
  2. What else could it be? Could I have another illness?
  3. Is the treatment working? How do we know?
  4. Are there other treatments I can consider? What are their side effects?
  5. What can ease my symptoms and help me feel better?
  6. What's the risk if I stop my treatment?

I have advanced prostate cancer, and this is a follow-up visit.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri, MD on December 06, 2017

  1. What do my test results show?
  2. Will surgery help me? What would it involve? What would I gain from it?
  3. Are there any dietary supplements or alternative therapies that might help?
  4. How do I know if the treatment is working?
  5. Is there an experimental drug or a clinical trial for me to consider?

I have advanced prostate cancer, and I'm sick or having problems.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri, MD on December 06, 2017

  1. While I’m sick, should I keep following my treatment plan?
  2. Are my symptoms a sign that my prostate cancer has spread even more?
  3. What can I do to better protect myself from this illness in the future?
  4. Are there medicines or treatments that I should avoid?
  5. What can I expect from treatment? Will the cancer continue to spread despite treatment?