Call your physician or local hospital if you experience symptoms like shortness of breath, persistent cough, or fever (37.3° Celsius/99.1°
Fahrenheit or higher). If you’re not showing any symptoms, be sure to follow the recommended guidelines and remain safe to avoid the spread of this disease. Everyone – whether you have prostate cancer or not – should be reading Malecare’s prostate cancer focused Coronavirus Covid-19 news, suggestions, questions and answers.
If you are reading this, you are not dead. Millions of men are diagnosed with cancer… there is a lot you can learn from Malecare’s website and the people in our support groups. Even diagnosed with prostate cancer, chances are good that your cancer won’t kill before something else does.
First: Make no decisions until you are comfortably informed about your situation. … read at least some of the patient and doctor written articles about cancer symptoms, treatment, and causes.
Prostate cancer tends to progress slowly. There is usually no need for urgency. But some men do die from cancer. It is vital to take time to understand what you can do to save your life.
Second: Ask questions about your cancer diagnosis and cancer treatment. Answers about cancer won’t find you, you have to ask. Please don’t assume that your doctor will tell you everything that you need to know. Malecare has lists of questions for you to ask about cancer on our website.
Prostate Cancer treatment may extend your life but might also cause collateral damage or side effects, such as incontinence or impotence. Even the best treatment choice may have consequences you probably won’t like.
Third: Speak with other guys at a prostate cancer support group. Hear our stories. Put your natural fears into a better perspective. Cancer treatments, symptoms, diagnosis, and causes can be confusing…we are here to help.
Think about speaking with a urologist, a radiation oncologist, and a medical oncologist before making any decision about treatment, to get a balanced picture of the benefits and drawbacks of all the cancer treatment options available to you.