What should a prostate cancer patient expect at their first visit with the urologic oncologist?

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EricKleinMD (Physician (Verified) ) - 07 / 22 / 2014

They should expect a review of the their overall health, the specifics of their prostate cancer (grade, stage, imaging studies, etc),and detailed discussion regarding the pros and cons of the best treatment options for each situation, including active surveillance, surgery, various forms of radiation therapy (external beam or brachytherapy) , and others. The physician should answer all of your questions, be sure that you understand all of the treatment options, and help you arrive at a decision on the best management strategy.

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