Having prostate cancer is hard work, and you’re going to need help, so start assembling a team consisting of people who can support you emotionally and provide you with the information you’re going to need to make a decision about what to do.
“That team needs somebody who has had prostate cancer,” says Dr. Jonathan W. Simons, CEO and president of the Prostate Cancer Foundation. “It’s really good to have a couple of friends or a spouse or loved one too, to share the information. It’s essential to have a urologist, radiation oncologist or a medical oncologist.”
You might check your local hospital for prostate cancer support groups in your area, or go online to find forums where men share information about their disease. You’re going to be afraid in the weeks ahead, and probably confused at times, but other people can provide invaluable help. Don’t hesitate to ask for that help. You can rely on others for strength!