When a friend or loved one is diagnosed with prostate cancer, you may wonder how you can help him in his fight against the disease.
You man have questions about the cancer itself or about frequent treatment options.
Here are some things you may need to know:
The person diagnosed with prostate cancer most likely already knows his prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level and his Gleason score.
These tests tell the doctor how far the cancer has progressed but not necessarily the “aggressiveness” of the disease.
Since cancer is the uncontrolled rapid growth of abnormal cells, an aggressive prostate tumor carries the potential risk of growing and spreading rapidly to other parts of the body.
You may face challenges and help address new concerns and problems that arise. Learn about being a caregiver and caring for someone with cancer.
Prolaris testing will allow you and your doctor to learn more about the aggressiveness of your prostate cancer tumor. Based on the results of the Prolaris test, you and your doctor will be able to make a more informed decision on your course of treatment. Many men who have less aggressive prostate tumor growth can be successfully treated via active surveillance and not have to undergo surgery. Prolaris will help to guide you towards the most optimal treatment plan that’s tailored specifically to you.
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