Many treatment options exist for prostate cancer. If you have prostate cancer, consider your age and general health before making a decision about treatment. You also need to think about which side effects you can live with. Some men, for example, cannot imagine living with side effects such as incontinence or impotence.
Treatment decisions are often hard to make by yourself. No written information can take the place of talking directly with your health care professionals. In addition, talk with your family and friends and consider getting more than one opinion. It is natural for surgical specialists such as urologists to recommend surgery and for radiation oncologists to recommend radiation. Primary care doctors can help you choose the treatment that is best for you.You might find that speaking with others who have faced or are currently facing the same issues is useful.