CNN.com has a great web page designed to help you figure out what to do after you have been diagnosed with cancer. Their resources and ideas are very relevant for men with advanced prostate cancer. No matter when you were diagnosed and how much you think you know about prostate cancer, you can find some excellent ideas on how to approach your cancer and its treatment.
The page includes information on items such as picking a doctor (also relevant for getting that second opinion), learning to read your lab reports (we all should have a copy of every lab and pathology report – and understand what they mean), clinical trials and the all-important how to pay for all of this stuff.
To find this page go to http://www.cnn.com/2008/HEALTH/conditions/05/21/ep.cancer.resources/index.html
Or click on: After cancer diagnosis, what comes next?
Joel T Nowak MA, MSW