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What to ask your doctor about living with prostate cancer

Men and women discussing prostate cancer

Some questions you may want to ask your doctor

  • When can I expect to be able to get back to normal after my treatment?
  • When will I be able to go back to work, take up my old hobbies and activities again?
  • Can I get help in dealing with my feelings?
  • Will I need to pay for counselling?
  • What practical help is available?
  • What help can you offer in managing my symptoms?
  • Who can help me to manage bladder or bowel problems?
  • Is there anyone who I can talk to about erection problems?
  • How long will radiotherapy side effects last?
  • Is there anyone who can give me advice on money matters, including claiming benefits?
  • How should I talk to my family and children about the cancer?

 

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Updated: 26 February 2014