What is included in patient education about prostate cancer?

Updated: Jan 15, 2019
  • Author: Lanna Cheuck, DO; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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Because of the advent of PSA screening, a greater number of men now require education about prostate cancer, including the risk of progression and how the disease is diagnosed, staged, and treated. A study by Hall et al found that 80% of primary care physicians discussed PSA screening with their male patients, with 64.1% encouraging the screening. [11]

For patient education information, see the Men's Health Center and the Cancer Center, as well as Prostate Cancer.


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