Most people are concerned that the cancer is likely to be life-threatening. It often takes some time for the news of the diagnosis to sink in. You may feel in shock, or numb, or you might be thinking about it all the time. You may also struggle to take in all the information given to you, or not think clearly when it comes to making decisions about treatment.
You may be worried about how the treatment will affect your body image,
sex life, relationships and fertility. If you are in a relationship, you may be worried about the impact of prostate cancer on your partner. Even though you have been told your prostate cancer is low risk, it is normal to worry about the prognosis, whether the cancer will spread, and whether it might come back after treatment. Talking with your doctor, skilled health professionals, partner, friends and family can help you with your treatment choices and managing any potential side effects.