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How do I pick a doctor to treat my prostate cancer?

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To find the right doctor for you:

  • Look for one who has a lot of experience with prostate cancer. Usually, it will be a urologist.
  • Talk with any doctors you're considering, either in person or on the phone. You'll get a better idea if they're the right fit for you.
  • Work with your primary care doctor to find the right prostate cancer doctor.

SOURCES:

Baylor College of Medicine: "Primer on Prostate Cancer for the Newly Diagnosed Patient."

American Cancer Society: "What are the key statistics about prostate cancer?" "Prostate Cancer Overview," "Expectant management, watchful waiting, and active surveillance for prostate cancer," "Choosing a Doctor and a Hospital."

Cancer Research UK: "Coping with prostate cancer," "Who Can Help."

News release, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

Prostate Cancer Foundation: "Living with Prostate Cancer - Active Surveillance," "Living with Prostate Cancer - Erectile Dysfunction," "Finding A Support Group."

University of California Los Angeles: "Active Surveillance - Watchful Waiting."

Cleveland Clinic: "Urinary Incontinence After Prostate Cancer Surgery."

University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center: "Restoring Intimacy."

University of Pennsylvania OncoLink: "Urinary Incontinence After Prostate Cancer Surgery & Radiation Therapy."

American Society of Clinical Oncology: "Sexuality and Cancer Treatment: Men," "Talking With Your Spouse or Partner."

Prostate Cancer UK: "Living with Prostate Cancer."

Cancer Support Community: "Living with Prostate Cancer."

Reviewed by Louise Chang on June 07, 2018

SOURCES:

Baylor College of Medicine: "Primer on Prostate Cancer for the Newly Diagnosed Patient."

American Cancer Society: "What are the key statistics about prostate cancer?" "Prostate Cancer Overview," "Expectant management, watchful waiting, and active surveillance for prostate cancer," "Choosing a Doctor and a Hospital."

Cancer Research UK: "Coping with prostate cancer," "Who Can Help."

News release, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

Prostate Cancer Foundation: "Living with Prostate Cancer - Active Surveillance," "Living with Prostate Cancer - Erectile Dysfunction," "Finding A Support Group."

University of California Los Angeles: "Active Surveillance - Watchful Waiting."

Cleveland Clinic: "Urinary Incontinence After Prostate Cancer Surgery."

University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center: "Restoring Intimacy."

University of Pennsylvania OncoLink: "Urinary Incontinence After Prostate Cancer Surgery & Radiation Therapy."

American Society of Clinical Oncology: "Sexuality and Cancer Treatment: Men," "Talking With Your Spouse or Partner."

Prostate Cancer UK: "Living with Prostate Cancer."

Cancer Support Community: "Living with Prostate Cancer."

Reviewed by Louise Chang on June 07, 2018

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