There are no two ways about it: getting diagnosed with cancer is difficult and it
is life-changing. Despite increasing optimism about treatment, today’s cancer landscape can be challenging as patients have access to an unprecedented amount of information.
There are literally millions of cancer-related web pages, blogs, and videos available at your fingertips. But it’s important to acknowledge that this isn’t always a helpful thing. A cancer diagnosis can be disorienting, and for many, the overwhelming volume of information available can be more of a burden than an aid.
This guide focuses all of the information available about contemporary prostate cancer research, treatment, and lifestyle factors into one consolidated resource. It is for any man who has been newly diagnosed, who is in treatment, or is concerned about a rising PSA. Beyond that, it’s for any loved one or caregiver who wants to cut through the information noise and get directly to need-to-know information. Lastly, as we are beginning to recognize the genetic underpinnings of cancer, this guide is for any family member who might want to understand how their shared genes affect their own short- and long-term risks factors—and whether they should be screened as well.