Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) 2019 Guide

Every year, the PCF publishes an electronic guide providing information on all aspects of prostate cancer. The chapters covered are as follows.

  1. General information including diagnosis, symptoms, risk factors, and medical basics.
  2. Information for the newly diagnosed, including detection, diagnosis and treatment selection.
  3. Treatment options for localized or locally advanced prostate cancer. These include active surveillance, surgery, various radiation modalities, and other experimental therapies for localized prostate cancer.
  4. Living with and after prostate cancer including sections on quality of life, recurrence, urinary, bowel and sexual function, diet, exercise and lifestyle changes.
  5. What to do if one’s PSA starts to rise. Topics include local treatments for recurrent cancer, therapies for advanced recurrent or metastatic cancer, hormone-resistant cancer, non-hormonal therapy options and side effects from various treatments for advanced prostate cancer.
  6. Cutting edge developments in prostate cancer research including precision medicine, PARP inhibitors, immune checkpoint inhibitors, CAR T cells and vaccines.
  7. Information for families of prostate cancer patients including future risk, genetic testing and screening and prevention.
  8. Here is a link to the most recent edition of the annual PCF prostate cancer guide.

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