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Our Tool Kit is a comprehensive information pack for men with prostate cancer.

Inside you'll find fact sheets on how prostate cancer is diagnosed, the different types of treatments and some lifestyle issues.

There's also space for you to make your own notes and keep any information your doctor or nurse gives you.

You can order any of these fact sheets individually too.

What's in the Tool Kit?

This fact sheet is for anyone who would like to know more about how prostate cancer is diagnosed. It describes the tests used to diagnose prostate cancer and explains what the results may show.

 

This fact sheet is for men who have been diagnosed with localised prostate cancer - cancer that's contained inside the prostate gland. It explains what localised prostate cancer is, what your test results mean, and the treatment options available.

This fact sheet is for men who have been diagnosed with locally advanced prostate cancer - cancer that's spread to the area just outside the prostate gland. It explains what locally advanced prostate cancer is, what your test results mean, and the treatments available.

This fact sheet is for men who have been diagnosed with advanced (metastatic) prostate cancer - cancer that has spread from the prostate to other parts of the body. It explains what advanced prostate cancer is, what your test results mean, and the treatments available.

This fact sheet is for men who would like to know more about an approach to prostate cancer treatment called active surveillance.

 

Watchful waiting is a way of monitoring prostate cancer that isn't causing any symptoms or problems. The aim is to keep an eye on the cancer over the long term, and avoid treatment unless you get symptoms.

This fact sheet is for men who are thinking about having surgery to treat their prostate cancer.

 

This fact sheet is for men who are thinking about having radiotherapy to treat their prostate cancer.

 

This is for men who are thinking about having permanent seed brachytherapy to treat their prostate cancer. Partners and families of men with prostate cancer may also find it useful. It describes how prostate cancer is treated using radioactive seeds implanted in the prostate gland.

This fact sheet is for men who are about to start, or are already receiving, hormone therapy to control their prostate cancer.

 

This fact sheet is for men who are about to start, or are already taking, the hormone therapy drug degarelix to control their prostate cancer. It explains how the drug is taken, why it is used and what side effects it may cause.

This fact sheet is for men who are thinking about having high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) to treat their prostate cancer.

 

This fact sheet is for men who are thinking about having cryotherapy to treat their prostate cancer.

 

This fact sheet is for anyone affected by prostate cancer who wants to find out more about taking part in a clinical trial - a type of medical research. 

This fact sheet is for men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer and also for their partners. It describes how prostate cancer and its treatment can affect your sex life and your fertility.

 

This fact sheet is for men who want to know more about urinary problems after treatment for prostate cancer. It explains how different treatments for prostate cancer may cause problems urinating (peeing) and leaking urine. It also describes ways to manage these problems.

This fact sheet includes the pelvic floor muscle exercises fact sheet, so you do not need to order both.

This fact sheet is for men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer and want to improve their health. It describes how a healthy diet and regular physical activity may help you manage the effects of prostate cancer and its treatment.

 

This fact sheet explains some of the medical words that you may read or hear when you are finding out about prostate problems and prostate cancer.

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