Prostate Cancer | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  • When should I start getting screened for prostate cancer?
  • If I start having problems urinating, should I be tested for prostate cancer?
  • My father had prostate cancer. Does that mean I’m more likely to get it?
  • Is watchful waiting the right thing for my prostate cancer?
  • If we choose watchful waiting, how often will I need to come in for exams?
  • What is the best treatment for my prostate cancer?
  • Will I have a normal sex life after my prostate surgery?
  • Will I have any problems with urinating after prostate surgery?
  • How long will my treatment last?
  • Are there any support groups in my area?


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Written by editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 08/12
Created: 01/99