Patient's Guide to Prostate Cancer

These guidelines are designed to help inform you about prostate cancer and to aid you in your decision making. We know that fully understanding prostate cancer and making decisions about treatment can be difficult. We hope these guidelines will help you develop confidence in the course of treatment you choose.

For some people, almost all of the information presented here is completely new. Others already may be well informed about prostate cancer and its treatment, and much of what is discussed will be familiar. Either way, don't feel that this material has to be fully absorbed and understood in one reading. Reviewing portions of the material and discussing it with family, other men with prostate cancer and your doctors can make this information more meaningful and useful.


Reviewed by health care specialists at UCSF Medical Center.

This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor or health care provider. We encourage you to discuss with your doctor any questions or concerns you may have.

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UCSF Clinics & Centers

Prostate Cancer Center
1825 Fourth St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Medical Oncology Phone: (415) 476-4616
Surgical Oncology Phone: (415) 353-7171
Medical Oncology Fax: (415) 353-7107
Surgical Oncology Fax: (415) 514-6195

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