PCF publishes updated patient handbook

The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) has just published the 2019 update to its Prostate Cancer Patient Guide, which is a very useful (and free) introduction to prostate cancer for patients and their caregivers.

Newly updated information in the 2019 guide includes:

  • The most recent USPSTF prostate cancer screening recommendations
  • The management of patients on active surveillance (AS)
  • Dealing with erectile dysfunction (ED)
  • The two new drugs approved by the FDA for the treatment of non-metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer (nmCRPC)
  • Combination therapies in the management of metastatic, “hormone-naive” prostate cancer
  • A new nutrition and lifestyle checklist

You can obtain a copy of this guide by asking to have a free copy mailed to you at your home address or (on the same web page) you can elect to get a PDF version of the guide sent to by e-mail and “save some trees” at the same time.

However (there’s always a “however”), you can also be quite sure that once PCF has your e-mail address or other contact information, they will be regularly asking you to remember to contribute to their continuing research mission. This is not necessarily a bad thing!

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