Can you recommend educational resources and support groups that can help me understand prostate cancer?
What does the “stage” of my cancer mean?
Why do levels of PSA and testosterone need to be monitored in patients with prostate cancer?
What is “watchful waiting”?
How fast does prostate cancer grow or spread?
What is the goal of hormone suppression therapy in the treatment of prostate cancer?
When is orchiectomy necessary?
What are the most common side effects that might occur with VANTAS therapy?
Can VANTAS interact with other medications I’m taking?
What happens when the 12-month course of treatment with VANTAS is over?
How long does the implant procedure take?
Can VANTAS be removed if necessary?
Do I still need to see my doctor during the year if I use the VANTAS implant?
Why is once-yearly administration beneficial?
Will I be able to feel the VANTAS implant under my skin?
Is the implant procedure painful?
Do I have to do anything to make sure the VANTAS implant keeps working?
Why do I need to have my PSA levels measured during treatment with VANTAS?
How have you been feeling about your diagnosis?
What other medications are you taking now?
Do you have difficulty following instructions for taking medication?
Do you have difficulty keeping doctor appointments?
Do you travel often?
Is there someone else, such as a caregiver or spouse, with whom I can share information about your treatment and condition?
Do you consider yourself physically active?
Are you still working?
When was your last PSA test?