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|Coping With Prostate Cancer|
How does one cope with the diagnosis of prostate cancer?
The diagnosis of prostate cancer may change the lives of both the patient and their family. It is quite normal at times for patients or their loved ones to feel frightened, angry or depressed.
For most people sharing their concerns and feelings can help these natural reactions. Patients may find comfort in discussing their problems with other prostate cancer patients. They should bear in mind however that no two individuals or tumours are the same. The patient's doctor is the best person to discuss his own condition, to avoid a little knowledge being a worrying thing!
Although it is upsetting to be diagnosed as having cancer, prostate cancer is a slow-growing cancer and you are fortunate in having had it diagnosed at a potentially curable stage.
You now need to choose one of the three treatment options available. This is a very important decision and you should take as much time as you think you need to do make it. Your doctor will help you make the right choice for you but cannot make this decision for you. For detailed information on each of the treatments select this link to view the Treatments section of the site.
We have collected stories from our patients who have undergonesome of the treatments offered at the Prostate Cancer Centre.
Prosate Cancer Centre resources
The Prostate Cancer Centre have collated links, websites, support groups and other media to help you in coping with your diagnosis. We have also produced ar range of Patient Information videos dealing with certain treatments to download or view online.
Confused by your diagnosis?
The Prostate Cancer Centre glossary provides straight forward explanations of the most common terms used on this site and throughout our literature.
Coping with prostate cancer is difficult but there are many groups and people who can offer support, advice and encouragement. With their help, you can come to terms with your diagnosis and move forward with your life confident that you are receiving the best treatment available. To find out more about making an appointment with the Prostate Cancer Centre visit the make an appointment section
The Prostate Cancer Centre Stirling Road Guildford Surrey GU2 7RF
Tel: 0845 370 7000 Fax: 0845 370 7001 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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