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Re: Just Got The News

Tom:
First off, you need to know if your Gleason score is 3+4 or 4+3. The next order of business is to hear what your Dr. recommends and why. It would help to undertake a little research of your own prior to your treatment-oriented
appointment. By so doing some questions usually begin to materialize. Ask your Dr. what you can expect in the way of outcome--short-range and long-range with special attention to side effects.
Plan on being accompanied by a trusted friend or family member. A second pair of ears can be very helpful. Take notes.
As part of your research effort you may find the following book by Bob Marckini helpful: "You Can Beat Prostate Cancer..." His chapter on the advantages and disadvantages of several methods for treating PCa may be of particular interest to you This book is readily available, an easy read and well worth its modest price. Although this book is nearly ten years old much of this information remains relevant.

In general the more research you undertake before and after your initial meeting(be sure to include up-to-date material) the more likely you will be to make a good decision for yourself. Your research will also enable you to ask good questions of the various clinicians you may encounter as you proceed.

Best wishes Don O

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Re: Just Got The News - by virgil - Jul 27, 2017 5:43pm
Re: Just Got The News - by Tom - Jul 27, 2017 8:11pm
Re: Just Got The News - by Paul - Aug 6, 2017 3:37am

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