Learning you have prostate cancer

Being told that you have got cancer can be a life changing event. Your emotions may vary from despair, fear, anger and denial. The first reaction is "Why me?" It may be difficult to focus on the many decisions you have to make about which treatment to undergo and when to begin that process. However, any reluctance in dealing with the disease should be banished: you need to remain positive. Most importantly, you have to ask your Consultant the relevant questions. Where possible, we suggest that you take your partner, a family member or a friend with you when you go for a consultation, as it will not be easy to remember everything that is said.