First, you probably never thought you would be diagnosed with prostate cancer. But you were. And now you are being told that YOU must make the decision as to what treatment you will have. You probably never thought you’d have to do that either. Like most people, you have assumed that your doctor would make that decision.
If you find yourself in this situation, it means that your caregivers are at least being straight with you in telling you that you do have options. In the past, too many men were not given a choice and too many learned after the fact that a different treatment approach may have been better for them.
The fact that so many different options exist is a good thing; it is evidence of advances being made in prostate cancer treatment throughout the world. With increasing awareness of this disease, pressure has been put upon research scientists and physicians to develop more effective (and less damaging) treatments.