Have You Been Recently Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer?
Hearing the words you have cancer can be overwhelming. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, in addition to your fears, you probably have many questions. You may not know where to turn. At Nebraska PCA, we are here to help you navigate your journey forward.
In most cases, prostate cancer is a very slow growing disease and once you have been diagnosed there is time to gather information, consider your options, and make a plan. The overall five-year survival rate for prostate cancer from 2006 – 2012 was 99 percent1. This means that a man diagnosed with prostate cancer in that time period had a 99 percent chance of being alive five years later.
You Are Not Alone, We are Here to Help You
Have hope. Prostate cancer is a treatable and manageable disease. Regardless of the stage of your disease, you have options for treatment. Today there are more than 2.9 million prostate cancers survivors in the U.S.
This section of our website is dedicated to you as you create a plan for managing your prostate cancer. Our website and resources will give you what you need to know now and throughout your prostate cancer journey.
You may have many things on your mind. Use our website and other resources to guide your discussions with loved ones and your health care team. Explore our website to learn about different topics that may be relevant to you or a loved one.
Ask Questions and Gather Information
A study published in the September 2014 edition of the journal Cancer points out that doctors need to educate and inform men about prostate cancer to help them feel more comfortable making treatment decisions. Patients lacking knowledge about their disease have difficulty making good treatment decisions which can lead to worse quality of care and poorer long-term results.