Three Days from Diagnosis to Treatment Options
Doctors typically take weeks to discuss cancer treatment options following a positive biopsy.
Bellin Health’s Cancer Team believes that’s too much time to wait. “3 Days From Diagnosis to Treatment Options” is a promise that you will not be left waiting in the dark during a time when you need help the most. The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) recognized the program as a best practice.
Prostate Cancer Treatment Options
There are several treatment options available to men diagnosed with prostate cancer.
Options include active surveillance, watchful waiting, robotic-assisted surgery to remove the prostate, internal or external radiation therapy, hormone therapy chemotherapy, vaccine treatment and bone-directed treatment.
Deciding which treatment is best for you is a very personal decision. It should be based on the stage and grade of your cancer, your age and expected life span, overall health and lifestyle, your feelings and your doctor’s feelings about the need to treat the cancer, the likelihood that the treatment options will benefit you, research from the American Cancer Society that you can find here, discussions with the Bellin Cancer Team, your family, prostate cancer survivors, and others who are close to you.
It’s a decision that should be a top priority and that makes the most sense for you based on the objective of the treatment and your ability to manage side effects.
The fight against prostate cancer begins with education and guidance from a Bellin Health primary care doctor. Call Bellin Health On-Call 24/7 at (920) 445-7373 for more information and to make an appointment.