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Printed from: Knowing your options: a decision aid for men with clinically localized prostate cancer
(available at http://effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov)

Knowing Your Options: A Decision Aid for Men With Clinically Localized Prostate Cancer

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What Is Included in This Decision Aid?  

In this decision aid, you will learn about:

  • The location and function of the prostate gland.
  • What it means to have clinically localized prostate cancer.
  • Your options after being diagnosed with clinically localized prostate cancer, including the choice to not begin treatment immediately.
  • Information about treatment options that may be available to you based on available testing.

At the end of this decision aid, you will be able to save and print an information summary to use when you talk with your doctor. It will help you decide with your doctor which option for managing your prostate cancer is best for you.