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A new prostate cancer guide is available

May 3rd, 2012
Staff Writer

Photo credit: national cancer instituteA prostate cancer diagnosis is frightening and overwhelming, especially given the range of treatment options now available to men. To help people navigate, the National Cancer Institute has created a booklet entitled "What you need to know about prostate cancer."

The publication, which is free and available online, includes information about the prostate and cancer of the prostate, risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment options, clinical trials and other information on care and survival. Prostate cancer is the second most-common type of cancer among men in the United States.

The booklet should help people with the disease to communicate better with their doctors. Use it to formulate questions for your doctor, NCI experts said.