Fundamentals of Treatment
The prostate is in the center of a man’s sexuality. Treatment must be selected with great care to avoid devastating effects on quality of life. Even with the worst types of prostate cancer, men live for years. Because the survival is so prolonged, bad decisions affect sexual and urinary function for a lifetime.
Never having faced such high-stakes treatment decisions, patients struggle to understand their personal priorities. And all of this occurs under the looming pressure of a recent cancer diagnosis. Good decisions result from getting fair and balanced information about the long-term ramifications of all the different treatment options.