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My dad has been diagnosed with prostate cancer? How do you help decide on the treatment options?
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Dr. Robert Carroll
Nuclear Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Life Expectancy
Life expectancy and quality of life are central.
Side effects of treatments can include urinary incontinence and impotence. Many options exist. Consult pubmed.Gov, read the abstracts. If treatment makes sense to your dad, find the most experienced physician . Your dad needs to form a strong relationship with his physician, hopefully he will be following your dad for many years.

In brief: Life Expectancy
Life expectancy and quality of life are central.
Side effects of treatments can include urinary incontinence and impotence. Many options exist. Consult pubmed.Gov, read the abstracts. If treatment makes sense to your dad, find the most experienced physician . Your dad needs to form a strong relationship with his physician, hopefully he will be following your dad for many years.
Dr. Robert Carroll
Dr. Robert Carroll
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Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: With the patient.
I'm sorry to hear about his diagnosis.
First, there needs to be a detailed discussion with his primary care physician and urologist. Certain cancers do not require treatment, and may be followed. If he decides to pursue a recommended treatment, he should speak to an experienced urologist about surgery, and a radiation oncologist about radiation therapy. His personal goals are the most important.

In brief: With the patient.
I'm sorry to hear about his diagnosis.
First, there needs to be a detailed discussion with his primary care physician and urologist. Certain cancers do not require treatment, and may be followed. If he decides to pursue a recommended treatment, he should speak to an experienced urologist about surgery, and a radiation oncologist about radiation therapy. His personal goals are the most important.
Dr. Simon Kimm
Dr. Simon Kimm
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