Prostate Cancer Patients’ Education Resources

Submitted by UCSF Urology on January 1, 2020 at 12:00 am
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Prostate Cancer- Localized – our guide for new patients and those whose disease is contained within the prostate (or confined to the region around the prostate).

         Video: The Prostate and Prostate Cancer – Introduction 

Prostate Cancer- Advanced – our guide for patients whose disease has spread outside of the prostate area.

Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer - for patients whose disease does not require immediate treatment (but may in the future).

Radical Prostatectomy - for patients who are considering surgery as their treatment.

         Video: Important things to do at home before and after a radical prostatectomy

Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer - for patients who are considering radiation therapy as their treatment.

Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer - for radiation patients with high risk disease and patients whose disease has spread outside of the prostate.

Erectile Dysfunction Management – there are several ways to treat ED, and this article describes each of them in detail.

Successful Self Penile Injection - if pills like Viagra (sildenafil) are not effective for ED, then a nearly painless injection can generally produce an erection.

Coping with Prostate Cancer – UCSF has many resources that can help patients to deal with the psychological effects of having a cancer diagnosis.

Directory of Additional Wellness Guides – A healthy exercise and diet program can help counter some of the effects of treatment and may reduce the likelihood of recurrence.

Prostate Cancer Glossary


For Patients who prefer PDF documents that are easy to print and save on a computer, a pdf file index is available. 

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