Some useful questions

  • What stage is my cancer? Is it fast or slow growing?
  • What is my Gleason score?
  • How can you tell if it is confined to my prostate and what does this mean?
  • What further tests do you advise and when will they happen?
  • How long will I have to wait for the results and who sends them to me?
  • Will you tell me what the results mean?
  • Who will be the doctor in charge of my case or is there a team?
  • What treatment options are available for my type of cancer?
  • What are the benefits and possible side effects from the treatment you would recommend?
  • How long have you been practising this form of treatment, with which results?
  • How can the Clinical Nurse Specialist help me?
  • How will I know if the treatment has been successful?
  • What happens if I decide not to have any treatment?
  • Are there any local patient prostate cancer support groups?