There are various treatment options for prostate cancer. The best treatment option for you depends on a number of things including your age and the stage of your prostate cancer. After consulting with your healthcare team, it might be possible that you don’t need to start treatment immediately after your diagnosis. You might be offered a management option before treatment options.

spacer“Patient preference is an important factor in treatment decisions, as the values people place on quality versus quantity of life, their acceptance of risk and fear of complications will influence the acceptability of the various treatment options”

(National Health & Medical Research Council, 2003, p.xii).